Air space behind siding / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...Siding installation tips: Whatever siding you choose, creating an air space behind it where water can drain and moisture can dry is the key. The following video is about wood siding installation, but includes simple tips for creating a breathable air space to allow walls to dry. You can also read our Guide on Siding ...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...behind siding a chance to drain away harmlessly. The air space between siding and sheathing should also allow humid air to escape. In order for both of these actions to take place, when siding is installed correctly there needs to be a continuous space behind siding where water can drain and air can flow. Common sidi...

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Choosing the right house wrap / weather barrier, which is best?

...air convection that is essential for walls to stay dry. Water drains down and warm air rises - don't stop that from happening. If your siding choice requires horizontal strapping (like board and batten), include some kind of spacer in back of it so water can still drain and air can still rise. Without that space behi...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now for 2 murphy beds for guests. An intermediate size which is more compact that the 1850-BV but still spacious. The Abri 550-BV is a tiny house style loft space prefab eco home , which doesn't have an enclosed bedroom but is designed as a flexible living space with Murphy bed. Ideal as a cabin for 2, an ADU or a ...