The Case of the Sobbing Siding
On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof...
Do Fiber-Cement Butt Joints Have to Be Caulked?
Q: The clients on an upcoming project are interested in installing fiber-cement...
Q&A: Caulking Siding — or Not?
Q. When installing cedar clapboard, should gaps between the siding and trim be caulked?
Q&A: Ventilating a Rain Screen
Q: I plan to install clapboard siding using the rain screen method. The siding will be fastened to 3/4-inch vertical battens, nailed over each stud. At the top, I plan to ventilate the rain screen into the soffit area. What is the best detail to ventilate
Q&A: Backpriming Siding
Q: I have often read that wood siding should be backprimed before installation. But I believe that a primer without a finish coat is of no value, because I don’t think a primer can slow down moisture movement. Has there been any research or testing on thi