Lap siding installation question

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Topic by BobD posted 08-08-2010 07:35 AM 2573 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2010 07:35 AM

I am installing lap siding on my home. See related threads posted earlier. I have decided to remove the stucco and install the siding directly to the studs. During the removal of the stucco, I have damaged the metal vent material at the bottom of the stucco walls. Can I install the lap siding directly on the studs without replacing the stucco vent material? Is the vent necessary with lap siding?

I also tore some of the black building paper during the demo. Can I simply cover the existing building paper with Tylek building wrap? I have some 30# roofing felt left over from another project. Can I use this to install over the damaged building paper?

San Diego

-- Bob, San Diego

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08-08-2010 10:01 PM

The answer to both questions Bob is yes, no problems with doing either.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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08-09-2010 08:00 AM

Thanks UnionLabel, I’ll let you know how things worked out. The stucco removal is pretty hard work and is very heavy and awkward to deal with.

-- Bob, San Diego

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