27 Jul '13, 5am

Questions on re-siding entire house #green

Questions on re-siding entire house #green

One story 1977 Texas ranch style tract house, 3 sides brick veneer, southern facing rear 4 th side original delaminated T111. The plan: T111 - remove deteriorated southern facing T111, remove existing 3.5" FG batts, spray foam to fill 3.5" void (interior sheet rock remains). New sheets of OSB overlaid with a rain screen. Primed PT furring strips (ripped from 1/2" PT plywood) placed over stud locations and tacked on top of rain screen. Then 4X8 sheets of fiber cement panels nail gunned through furring strips & OSB into original studs. T111 replacement questions: What is a good material for the rain screen? Is 1/2" furring thick enough? Is priming the furring overkill? With 24" eave overhangs, should the spray foam be open or closed cell? Brick veneer - East facing long wall (60') has been completely re- patched with water proof, elastomeric patcher made for brick surfaces, ...

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