Gluing cedar siding to furring strips: Good or bad idea?
I will soon be installing horizontal cedar siding over 3/4″ pressure-treated furring strips. The siding is clear vertical grain western red cedar with a tongue and groove profile. It has a 5″ wide face. The house is covered with 2.5″ of wood-fiber insulation, which means that any nails I use for the siding will only penetrate into the 3/4″ furring strips.
I’m leaning towards applying a strip of glue to the furring strips and then nailing on the siding. But I can’t find any examples online where this has been done. Is it a bad idea to glue the cedar (in addition to nailing)?
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