I live on Cape Cod and on the waterfront. We are about to start a strip and reside project due to sheathing damage from water intrusion. My question concerns Rainscreen systems. We will be residing the home with cedar clapboards. Originally, I was planning to use 3/8” thick plastic furring strips. I find them pricey and would like to know if it is my best option. If they will outlast other materials then they are worth the extra cost for me. Other design elements I plan to implement include: no venting above and below windows, an aluminum J-channel at the bottom of the water table, above the J-channel I plan to attach a strip of Delta Bug Screen, the house wrap will be a double staggered layer of 30lb felt, sealing around existing flanged Anderson windows/doors and intergrating the felt will use Prosoco R-guard. Prosoco Joint and Seam Filler will be used to fill voids and seams and to intergrate flashings to the sheathing. Lastly, My plan is to provide a small ¼” vent space at both the bottom and top of my walls.
I have devised this plan from my web searching and may be information limited. I’m seeking your advise before starting this costly project. Thanks in advance for reviewing my question and any advice you may offer.
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