Exterior sheathing

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  1. Oct 13, 2019 #1

    REK

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    Hello,

    I just replaced the framing around an exterior door, and need to patch some of the exterior sheathing (ideally a small area 2"x3") which is something called "Energy Brace Structural Sheathing" from a company that doesn't seem to exist anymore. It is is very thin (about 1/8 inch) fiber-board material and is fastened directly to the studs. No other material between the studs and vinyl siding...

    Putting aside for a moment my concern about the structural integrity of all of this, I can't find a similar material to patch this area. I don't want to use a thicker material (OSB etc) since this this will probably be noticeable under the siding.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Add 2x3s to the side of the exposed studs back a little so the OSB or plywood will be flush with the rest of the wall.
     
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    Thanks! That will work for most the area. Where there is no longer sheathing cover part of the replaced header (about 6 inches at one end) would it be enough to cover this area with flashing tape?
     
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    Likely good enough
     
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    Thanks for your help with this and previous projects. Much appreciated.
     
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