Is it a good idea to install furring strips under the siding for better
ventilation ? I had some conflicting opinions on this. The home is in
Northwest and we get lot of rain here.
I already decided to use tar paper instead of Tyvek home wrap and gave up on
the extra foam insulation on exterior walls to make the home more
One similar option is a mesh rain screen such as Home Slicker by
Benjamin Obdyke. I'm planning to use it under my cedar sidewall
shingles, otherwise I have no affiliation with them. See:
I had some conflicting opinions on this. The home is in
Do it. A rain screen is pretty common in that area. You are
essentially building one with your furring strips. There's a nice
explanation on this web site:
Two smart ideas. Tyvek isn't terrible, and it requires a little less
labor, but tar paper will likely last longer. Foam is not good... traps
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