Furring for cedar shingle siding
We have an addition that needs new siding. We are going with red cedar shingles like the rest of the house. We would like to put furring strips underneath, as it seems to be a good idea to have an air gap behind the siding.
I can’t find any how to’s on the installation of those furring strips on the www. I need information on size, spacing, positioning relative to the position of the shingles (I assume that the furring should be under each row of nails?).
Is there a need for grooves on the back of the strips for drainage?
Is it a good idea to use 5/16″ wood lath?
We also would have to add insect screening as we had wasps get behind the shingles in the middle of the wall and nest there.
Thank you in advance for all advice!
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