30 Apr '12, 6pm

Is it possible to install cement siding to SIP panel with additional exterior foam? #green

Seems to be a lot of concerns regarding the use of exterior foam and cement lap siding attached to just the exterior skin of a SIP panel. I was hoping to bring the exterior plane of the SIP wall in line with the 2" ICF foundation wall foam. My plan was SIP, 15# felt or housewrap, 1.5" foam board, 1/2" ripped plywood furring for drain plane, and cement lap siding. This type of detail is readily available if you are attaching to a stud wall, can't find a similar detail for a SIP because of concerns about the ability of the OSB SIP skin to hold fasteners. Anybody done this or something similar? Is it just too risky of a proposition to use exterior foam in conjunction with a SIP? Thanks for any insights.

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