How to install siding / Discussions

What is the best way to put siding on an older home without causing it to rot?

...to install siding on it. Currently it is clad in insulbrick and some of it is starting to break down. The previous owner told us that the walls are constructed ...

Posted by Richard Reinert April 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...to install 6" of iso foam, for additional insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsure how to attach anything to the "Zip system", without penetrating the...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...to me, but I’d need a few more details. And first check out this page to see how we install sidingHow to install exterior siding so walls can dry So a fe...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...tom, and allow air to flow freely up from the bottom and out the top. Here is a page that will help you design it on How to Install Siding so Walls Can Dry . ...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...To re-install siding afterwards you would be wise to create an air space so the exterior of the wall can dry. Here is our how to install siding properly video ,...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...siding. I intend to remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have the EPS will I create any problems if I re-install it and add 1 ...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

...how we installed a weather barrier and how to install siding as well – How to install air barriers properly for a durable and energy efficient house How to ...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

...Siding needs vertical strapping to create an air space to allow moisture to escape and water to drain, read more here - How to Install Siding so Walls Can Dry...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do I close the gap from the exterior cladding overhang to the foundation?

...tone so the cladding would stop about 400mm up from ground level, my question is how do i close the gap from the exterior cladding to the stone, as there woul...

Posted by derek hill April 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...to the property line on two sides and the exterior shell is cedar board/insulbrick covered by vinyl siding. I would like to stip it to the cedar board, putting ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...to the exterior. Here is our page about how to install exterior siding so it can dry. You also mention using Tyvek, I would also point you to this page about ...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...to check out this page about choosing the right weather barrier and How to install siding so walls can dry .

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...install siding Afterwards, that you make sure there is a proper air space and that walls are able to let moisture escape. So check this page as well – How t...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...tor has pitched you the idea then they obiously have a plan on how to carry it out, so I would propose you speak to them to find out what they have in mind, and...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...How to install siding so walls can dry The way you describe the vapor barrier is what I had in mind. It would still be on the warm side of the insulation, but o...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...to allow moisture to vent and water to drain, which won’t happen if you install strapping horizontally. We have a page on how to install siding here where that ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...How to stay on budget with renovations How to insulate a crawlspace How to remove radon gas from basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a C...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you support windows and doors when mounting them mid-insulation in a wall?

...to support the insulation above and for closing the very exterior with furring strips to accommodate siding. You can see them here in our how to install windows...

Posted by mark ward Oct. 11, 2021, 5:35 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses