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I am removing steel siding as required to flash and install

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I am removing steel siding as required to flash and install new windows. Sheathing is 3/4" Celotex Tuff-R which may need to be repaired in spots. There is no house wrap installed. Should I install Tyvek or felt where possible prior to reinstalling siding?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 3 years ago.

Rick :

Welcome, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you with your issue

Rick :

You shouldn't install felt. Installing tyvek won't hurt but since the purpose of Tyvek is to stop air infiltration it won't be very effective only in one small area

Customer:

The sheathing was taped with duct tape and it has deteriorated. I'm thinking of simply filling voids with spray foam. Ideas?

Rick :

voids between the sheets?

Customer:

Yes

Rick :

Then expanding foam is a good choice. You'll want to trim off the excess before it sets up for too long. It's easier when it hasn't cured for more than a day

Customer:

Thanks

Rick :

You're welcome!

Rick, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 18704
Experience: Licensed construction supervisor with 35+ yrs. experience.
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