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Siding-over-styrofoam, advancing energy codes include high-performance wall insulation details. one new wrinkle for many builders is walls built with fiber insulation between the studs, plus rigid foam insulation .... Fastening vinyl over foam instructions from the manufacturer ... and what is being done in the field. by mike guertin issue 274 - may 2018. after going through my remodeling budget, it looks like vinyl siding will be in my near future. i still want to put 2-in. xps rigid-foam insulation outboard of my structural sheathing, so my question is: is ..., q. how should wood siding be installed over rigid foam insulation?. a.david utterback responds: when installing wood siding over rigid foam sheathing, you must protect the siding from moisture and heat buildup, and use proper nailing. moisture protection and heat buildup. since foil-faced foam is a moisture barrier, it should be used with a continuous-film vapor retarder on the inside wall ....

Q. what are the risks of installing cedar siding directly over foil-faced rigid foam insulation?should tar paper or housewrap be used as well? a.joe lstiburek responds: wood siding, including cedar siding, should be installed over an air space, regardless of the type of sheathing used. with foam sheathing, an air space is essential, both to reduce the siding’s water uptake and to provide a ..., how to install rigid foam under siding. many houses built today have a "double wall" type of insulation, with fiberglass batts fastened between the studs on the inside and rigid foam board over ....

Board and batten siding is a popular choice, but how do you install it over foam sheathing? do you use extra long screws, furring strips, or both?, installation details are key. a homeowner in southwest virginia wants to install engineered wood siding over exterior foam insulation, but finds that the manufacturer's installation instructions raises concerns he hadn't thought of..

How to install vinyl siding over new insulation. vinyl siding is a durable material that resists deterioration from weather. most vinyl today will not fade, even in hot sun, and is not subject to ..., julie, the installation instructions of the vinyl siding institute and most (if not all) vinyl siding manufacturers allow vinyl siding to be installed over rigid foam sheathing. the illustration below comes from the vinyl siding institute. the vsi installation manual notes, "when the fastener must penetrate through a non-nailable material such as foam sheathing, the thickness of that material ...

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