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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I'm looking for thoughts/input on how I should approach this... Background: We have a room that is not fulling insulated/sealed. We are converting this room to be an interior dining room. This means replacing the windows, adding insulation to the floor/ceiling. The room is sitting on posts and...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Replacing old plywood siding that was installed directly on studs. No sheathing. Live in Midwest. Can I add Tyvec house wrap and attach it directly to studs then attach new 4x8 panels over the wrap? I want to avoid adding more thickness - so that means no sheathing behind house wrap. Or, just...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Well...it's time to reside... I live in San Diego and am about to tackle residing my house. The house currently has wood siding nailed directly to the studs. No sheathing, no insulation and no barriers all the way to the plaster. I am planning on doing the following: Replace existing siding...
  4. Insulation
    While I welcome any and all comments I do hope GBR will provide his/her helpful hints. The situation: - Full replacement of all siding on my 100 year old house. - There is actually two lays of wood siding with the bottom layer being nailed directly to the structural members of the house. -...
  5. Building & Construction
    I added a mudroom to our home, but I am not sure how to terminate the house wrap at the point where the new addition wall meets the existing brick of the home. I flashed the meeting joint under the house wrap. What is the best way to do this? I attached a couple photos.
  6. Building & Construction
    Any thoughts on the Zip System sheathing? I viewed some of their videos and read through some of their comparisons, but would like some non-company views. I've heard that it is about 30% more in cost in materials and labor over using standard sheathing and house wrap. Plus they said that...
  7. Building & Construction
    i would like to attach a 2x6 horizontal ledger on the side of my shed for hooks for hanging heavier items (e.g. i have kayaks etc.) that i would not feel comfortable having suspended just on something that goes through the siding. i would attach it before siding and right on top of the...
  8. Building & Construction
    We have a ICF full walkout basement. We are installing vinly siding on one side of it, and fiberboard/stucco look on the other 3 sides. Is house wrap someting we need to install first?? We have heard it is not necessary with the ICF. If it is necessary, would nails hold? I think the windows...
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