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What is a green yet economical option for updating old siding?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Our eastern NC home was built in 1933. It has wood board siding that is a bit rough and needs repair. There is also no sheathing whatsoever: just siding, studs, then interior walls that are a mix of wood and drywall! We are on a tight budget but care about our children's health and our planet as well. Repair or replace siding? Should we consider fiber cement board? Should we add sheathing? if so, what? We have very high humidity. Housewrap too? Tyvek or asphalt felt?




 

 

Our eastern NC home was built in 1933. It has wood board siding that is a bit rough and needs repair. There is also no sheathing whatsoever: just siding, studs, then interior walls that are a mix of wood and drywall! We are on a tight budget but care about our children's health and our planet as well. Repair or replace siding? Should we consider fiber cement board? Should we add sheathing? if so, what? We have very high humidity. Housewrap too? Tyvek or asphalt felt?

 

Breana, 

I would like to begin by discussing the safety and health of your children. Since...



 

 

 
 
 

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