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Is a rainscreen required under Everlast and similar sidings?

monkeyman9 | Posted in General Questions on

Everlast and similar sidings interlock and don’t have built in vents like vinyl siding.  Is a rainscreen required behind them? Is a drainable house wrap like Benjamin Obdyke Hydrogap or Tyvek Drainwrap good enough?

J channels is directing water behind these sidings.

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  1. kyle_r | | #1

    I have the same question for insulated vinyl siding. Are these really back vented?

  2. seabornman | | #2

    Everlast must be installed over a flat surface according to their installation manual.

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