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Opinions on These Furring Strip Installation Plans

pottsypotts | Posted in General Questions on

Please help me decide from the following furring / strapping install options:

FYI the Sheathing is Zip R9 and the Siding material is 6″ cedar tongue and groove tight joint in vertical orientation.

Furring Strip Options:

1. Vertical 1″x4″ (or 1″x3″) AND Horizontal 1″x4″ (or 1″x3″)
2. Single layer of 45 degree purlins 1″x4″
3. A single horizontal layer of Coravent Sturdy Batten or similar https://www.cor-a-vent.com/sturdi-battens.cfm
4. Horizontal Lath Stip with Horizontal Nailer on top.
https://www.mtidry.com/hyperspecs/vertical-siding-with-horizontal-nailer

Thank you for your input!

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  1. plumb_bob | | #1

    I think any of the options you have listed will work, you just need to decide which one is the best fit for the rest of your finishing scheme.

  2. Steve Knapp CZ 3A Georgia | | #2

    I like the Coravent products since you can install them to promote drying while keeping bugs out of the drainage layer. This detail looks workable to me: https://www.cor-a-vent.com/uploaded_files/files/Tech%20Drawings%20PDF/cor-sb1.pdf?1429119908867.

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