I own a home with a brick and clapboard exterior-- the clapboard is on the
ends of the house above the first floor. In the process of having our newly
acquired home (built 1963) painted, we have noticed the nails holding the
clapboard siding have generally worked loose from the underlying sheathing.
Having hauled my old body up into the attic space (instant sweat) to view
the sheathing I found it to be a fibrous sheathing-- "Insulite Bildrite
Sheathing." The sheathing is nailed to the framing, the clapboard affixed
to the sheathing.
I have two questions: 1. Should this material have been used in the first
place?-- I expected plywood sheathing or OSB. 2. Does anyone have any
suggestions as to securing the clapboard any better? My only thought is
buying a stud finder and driving nails through the 2x4 verticals.
Any thoughts appreciated.