27 Sep '11, 6pm

You'll need an air space to promote drying @GBAdvisor: Green Building Q&A: Adding new siding in wet or damp conditions

From a best practices standpoint along with manufacturer's recommendations, when installing over the plywood sheathing; building paper (15# tar paper), 1/2" rain screen and 'Hardiplank" horizontal siding, should all of the surfaces be dry before installation? Our rainy season in Portland is almost upon us and I want to know if it's ok to install these materials when any of these surfaces are wet or will this end up creating a situation where I'll regret it later. Seems like I see this all of the time. Please advise.

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