25 Jul '13, 3pm

WRB questions on a remodel #green

I recently asked for some tips regarding my proposed roof assembly for a remodel of a ca. 1830 farmhouse in northern New York, zone 6. I am now looking for some feedback on the wall assembly. I plan to re-sheathe the house with zip wall sheathing. Mostly I am doing this because at some point the wind bracing was cut out of the frame of this timber framed home- don't ask me why?! After the zip wall is on and taped I plan to add 5.5" of recycled polyiso and then install a 1x4 rain screen followed by cedar clapboard siding. I plan on doing "outie" windows, so my question would be do I need to add another WRB on top of the foam to integrate the windows or do I just need to be creative and meticulous in detailing my window installation? Is the zip wall overkill? Would it be wiser to use OSB sheathing and then a WRB between the foam and the rain screen? With 5.5 inches of foam I...

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