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Is it possible to replace damaged siding without having to replace the underlying foam board insulation?

Fan Davro | Posted in Green Building Techniques on

We have hail damage to the vinyl siding that requires it to be replaced. The underlying foam board insulation does not appear damaged. Can we just remove and replace the siding without having to remove and replace the insulation? Or will the nail holes from the prior installation cause leakage?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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  1. Aj Builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a | | #1

    Cover the foam with Tyvek and you will be perfect.

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Fan,
    Q. "Can we just remove and replace the siding without having to remove and replace the insulation?"

    A. Yes.

    Q. "Will the nail holes from the prior installation cause leakage?"

    A. No.

  3. Fan Davro | | #3

    Thanks to both for the quick response

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