30 Dec '12, 6am

Re-siding and need to re-insulate but need advice #green

I live in a 47 year old ranch house in Southern Maine (climate zone 6). I plan to re-side the house in the spring and would like to improve the insulation while I have the siding off. I would especially like to improve the front of the house and air seal it well as the front faces North. The house currently has 2 x 4 stud walls with Owens Corning kraft-faced 1965 fiberglass (I think it's supposed to be R-8), 3/4" pine 1x12 sheathing, tar paper, and cedar shingles. My wife and I have lived in it 7 years and in those 7 years I've removed all the old wood framed single pane windows and replaced them all with vinyl new construction windows with built-in J channel. I plan to re-side the house with cedar look vinyl siding. (something like Certainteed's Cedar Impressions). Anyway, to get to my question. This is what I'm thinking of doing: After the siding is off, rip off the 1x s...

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