As some of you know My wife and I are renovating our newly purchased home. Well we have run into a bit of a stickler.
We had to rebuild four 8ft sections of the exterior framing. Previously these were covered in malamine lap siding. The lap siding was nailed onto some 3/4in MDF sheets, and that was nailed directly to the studs. No airgap, No housewrap, NO INSULATION.
We want to rebuild, insulate, wrap, and side the home.....correctly. We want to upgrade this section of the home with new vinyl siding instead of the lap siding. However, we are stumped in which order to install the new materials.
Studs, wrap, 3/4 sheeting, lathing, siding
Studs, 3/4 sheeting, wrap, lathing, siding
Studs, 3/4 sheeting, lathing, wrap, siding
or none of the above, and could you direct us to the right way to finish this outside section.
We are also trying to figure out how to stop the new vinyl siding next to the previous lap siding and have a good seal. Any good websites out there just for DIY siding installations?
Thanks Logan and Kim.