Housewrap/strapping with board and batten siding
Hello. I am thinking about using vertical pine board and batten on the exterior of my new house. This will require horizontal strapping which I initially thought should be placed over the house wrap. I then began to think about where the water will go when (not if) it finds it’s way behind the boards. Does the horizontal strapping impede on the water’s ability to drain down? Will it soak the strapping and eventually cause issues? Maybe I should place the house wrap over the strapping so that the water has a place to go, not interfering with the strapping? Any thoughts? Is there a house wrap/drainage surface that would work best in this application?
Thanks in advance. Matt.
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