Garage Repair & Siding


Old 05-23-02, 06:42 AM
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Garage Repair & Siding

After replacing the rotted sill and studs in my old (1918) garage, I removed the lower 16" of the tongue & grove siding and replaced with 3/4" OSB. Now I'd like to cover the entire garage with vinyl siding, to match our house.

Question 1: Do I cover the entire garage (including the tongue & grove siding) with waterproof felt, or just the new OSB? The old siding is covered with peeling lead-based paint.

Question 2: Obviously, I need to put a hard backing behind the vinyl siding to create a flat surface. (The old tongue & groove siding on the upper part of the garage is tapered.) Are 1/2" insulation panels the best way of doing this, or is there a better approach for unheated, detached garages?

Any advice is very much appreciated.
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Old 05-23-02, 09:03 PM
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I would just put 1/4" fanfold insulation over the walls, and then apply your vinyl siding. The fanfold will give you a smooth surface.
Good Luck

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