Cedar shakes over existing wood siding

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Old 09-30-04, 09:54 AM
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Cedar shakes over existing wood siding

Hi, folks- new user, here, with a question for someone in-the-know. I live in upstate South Carolina, in a 25 yr old house with painted T1-11 siding. I am considering an exterior update. If I recover with cedar shakes, do I need to paper over the T1-11, and do I need more than a single,top course of cedar? I will first make certain the siding is in good shape before covering it.
I don't want to perform more labor than necessary, but I want to do it right.
 
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Old 09-30-04, 04:43 PM
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No Paper

You do not need paper opver the T1-11 if you apply shakes, but you normally will need to apply the shakes over 3/4" furring strips or with a 'cedar breather' type backer laid between the T1-11 and the shakes.

This allows for proper air flow and moisture mitigation out from the house as well as proper ventilation and hydration of the shakes themselves.

Here is the 'cedar breather' product:

http://www.woodroof.com/item120.htm
 

Last edited by homebild; 09-30-04 at 04:45 PM. Reason: Kerry in '05 '06 '07 '08
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