Best exterior veneer for very thick exterior foam sheathing
My wall plans for a new addition now call for 2×4 framing, OSB sheathing, rubberized adhesive membrane and 7 inches of Atlas R board poly iso insulation with 1×4 vertical furring. My original intent was to use metal siding by Firestone. A recent Building Science white paper on cladding attachment through exterior foam raised some potential long term issues with “heavy” siding over 6 inches of foam. My architect is currently recommending the use of light weight aluminum soffit sheathing as the siding. Has anyone done this before? Any better recommendations for a different light weight siding other than vinyl which I don’t like for aesthetic reasons ? I also am not too keen on wood because of the maintenance issues.
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