LP Smart Side series 38 on 24″ o.c. 2×6 wall
I came across a deal on some series 38 LP Lap siding. This is supposed to be installed 16″ oc. Even if I do end up going with 16″ oc framing I will still have saved significant money.
However I am building my house with 2×6 wall and it feels like 16″ oc is really overkill. I will be installing 3″ of foam over the OSB sheating, followed by 3/4″ plywood cut in strips for the furring strips (also to create rain screen).
I can think of two options for framing (16 vs 24) oc and would like some input…
1) Frame the walls with 2×6 16″ oc and cut the plywood strips 2-3″ wide and install normally.
2) Frame the walls with 2×6 24″ oc and cut the plywood strips 8-9″ wide. I can put a nail on each side of this plywood strip. This would allow the siding to have nails every 16″ but allow my framing to be 24″ oc.
I would prefer the framing 24″ oc mostly because of the reduced thermal transfer.
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