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northern 12-10-2009 05:54 PM

exterior new walls/siding.
 
We're in the middle of December here in Ontario, and would like to know how long the raw walls(wood) can be exposed to this kinda of weather(snow/rain) or the house has to be wrapped.

We ran into a small problem where our wood siding needed to be removed and therefore leaving nail holes in the existing wrap. Will this affect it? or is required to be replaced?

Thanks in advance.

oldognewtrick 12-10-2009 07:54 PM

northern, I hope you at least have a house wrap covering the wood wall. If you don't I'd go get some and put it on the wall till you can get the siding back up. Prolonged exposure to the elements is not a good position to be in for your wood wall. If you have OSB run don't walk to the home improvement store and cover it up asap. If you do have house wrap, tape any holes to prevent future air infiltration. Is this something you are doing yourself or did you hire someone?

northern 12-10-2009 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 37603)
northern, I hope you at least have a house wrap covering the wood wall. If you don't I'd go get some and put it on the wall till you can get the siding back up. Prolonged exposure to the elements is not a good position to be in for your wood wall. If you have OSB run don't walk to the home improvement store and cover it up asap. If you do have house wrap, tape any holes to prevent future air infiltration. Is this something you are doing yourself or did you hire someone?

Thanks for your help. Ya we hired someone to do this but ended up putting the siding vertical instead of horizontal so they had to rip them off. Now we're waiting for new siding and the wood is actually OSB, but the house looks like its covered with the wrap. No tape beween where the wrap meets eachother though.

GBR 12-12-2009 01:33 PM

As Old dog said, run to the store. I would spread caulking on the bottom exposed edge of the sheathing, and cover every pin-hole with tape or at least building paper. At the laps, fold the membrane up 4-5 times in 2" folds to get a good air seal. Why? It's OSB and it's outside: http://www.rci-online.org/interface/2003-06-haughton-murphy.pdf

http://www.eima.com/pdfs/The%20Perfect%20Storm%20Over%20Stucco.pdf
Be safe, Gary

oldognewtrick 12-12-2009 04:08 PM

Northern, while you have the siding off go around the perimeter of the house and probe to see if you have any soft spots in the OSB board. Now would be the time to correct any areas where water may have impacted the structural integrity of the wall board. Seal up as GBR pointed out to avert air intrusion. Hope all works for ya.

northern 12-12-2009 06:09 PM

Thank You guys


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