Lattice rain screen for vertical siding be too large of a gap and can it hold the weight of the siding?
we are installing vertical shiplap siding and have 3/4” (1”) pine furring strips that we are planning on using. I have a couple of questions. Due to the fact that we will start with vertical furring strips and then horizontal to provider the necessary gap, will these horizontal strips hold the weight of all the siding since they are gapped about an 1 1/2” from the wall due to the two layers of furring strips?
I purchased the Coravent siding vents for the top and bottom of the rain screen, however the thickest available are 3/4”. This leaves me with another 3/4” gap to fill. Can the 3/4” wood furring strip be nailed directly on top of the Coravent strip to fill that gap? Any other solutions?
My thought was to find a thinner furring strip, maybe a pressure treated lath 1/4” but my fear is it would be able to bear the weight of the siding or will split when nailed to the WRB.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the lead time to order materials so need to work with what is available and local stores. Any thoughts or advice is much appreciated.
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