So we are slowly rebuilding the outer walls
because the siding is flaking away. (Ants,
cockroaches, crickets found the glue tasty.) This
problem has resulted in water damage to the 2x4s
that make the wall. We don't have a lot of money
so this project will take most of the remaining
summer to complete as we can only afford to do
about four panels (4x8ft) a week. We are also
replacing the wiring as we go, that is adding lots
My son had bought me replacement windows for my
bedroom after one was broken last winter. We
decided only one window was needed in the bedroom
and then changed the location of the window to
have the light where we needed it. This has made
the room more comfortable.
Now comes the question. It turns out the interior
paneling has also taken damage and is crumbling
when we try to remove it. So we need to replace
it. Dry wall is _not_ an option. Conditions are
too damp to use dry wall. I hate dry wall anyway,
but I am not real keen on installing new paneling
of any type. Any suggestions? I have considered
hanging plywood and just painting it.
FRP? It's a tad expensive, but it's waterproof, washble and easy to work
with. It's also available in various colors special order if the basic
white and almond aren't good. This is the stuff that the food prep areas
in restaurants, bakeries, etc. are covered with, fiberglass reinforced
plastic, as it's easy to wash down with sanitizer.
I'd check with local lumber yards, and hardware
stores. There is siding called T-1-11 that some
people use in the North, not sure if that's at all
suited. Wood look paneling comes to mind. Probably
all of those are wood glue products, also.
On Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:39:12 PM UTC-4, Vandy Terre wrote:
Before recommending anything, I'd want to know why the conditions
on the interior side of a newly built wall are too damp for drywall.....
If the wall is being constructed properly, that shouldn't be.
And if it is, then it would seem to be a problem not just for
drywall, but for the integrity of the whole job. Think about
what's going to happen inside the wall with damp insulation, wood,
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And I know how to SNIP
I wonder if he is using pressure treated studs to combat the moisture? Of
course the original plan of attack is why and where the moisture is
entering? Maybe a new blue tarp and tires on the roof? Is there any
insulation involved, I doubt it. Maybe contact Habitat for Humanity or other
organizations that could possibly assist him? To the OP this really sounds
like a losing proposition.
Tekkie "I know what it's like to be broke" - Billary Clinton
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