Is a 1/4 gap in rainscreen enough?
Your advice and articles are topnotch. I wish I had been reading them before now. Thank you in advance for your help. I am renovating the east wall of my home in northern Vermont. For the past two months the wall has sat- OSB covered with Tyvek. I plan to side this wall with fiber-cement clapboards to match the rest of my house. The OSB is there and the windows are well-flashed, so I would rather not mess with them. I see that many sources recommend a 3/8 in. air gap in the rainscreen. If I do this I must reflash my windows. Do you think a 1/4 in. gap is adequate?
I look forward to your response and your thoughts on the matter.
Posted Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:54
Edited Thu, 07/12/2012 - 14:43
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