Rough-Sawn Pine for Rainscreen Furring
We just placed our Mento 1000 WRB on my new garage (a part of a house/garage build) and I brought my roughsawn pine 1×4 material to the guys for installing our rainscreen layer.
They asked if they should prime/paint the battens or if I wanted to use treated lumber instead since they were rough sawn local pine. They said that won’t last as long as kiln-dried 1x4s.
In my experience on GBA, it seems that everyone is using just plain wood for their rainscreen layer and not treated very commonly.
So, is there a difference between my air-dried local roughsawn pine and the kiln-dried you buy at the lumber yard?
Can I use it as-is or should I be concerned enough to prime or seal it?
This is all going to be behind board and batten siding.
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