Should I use Cor-A-Vent?
I’m using wood siding and rainscreen vent over closed cell spray foam/OSB/felt/3/4″ furring. Cor-A-Vent seems quick and easy but expensive. I haven’t seen any similar alternatives. Insect screen alone seems labor intensive and not very durable.
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The spun polypropylene (?)roll mesh used in ridge vents works great for rainscreens too, eg:
The 9-12" stuff you can cut down to 4-6" width. Most of it is 3/4" or so thick, and springy enough that you won't have big gaps with 1x furring.
Roy, Here on B.C.s coast where rainscreen is mandated insect screen has been supplanted by U shaped perforated flashing. Most lumberyards here stock it but any sheet metal supplier or builder with a break could bend some up for you.
Thanks for the input Dana and Malcolm. What is the size and spacing of the perforations in the flashing, Malcolm?