Stucco rainscreen – site-made lath or
I come to this from the design side, so I’m not familiar with material/labor costs in the “real world”. I’m hoping some of you can advise on the most economical approach.
The key issue is whether to do a stucco rainscreen installation using site made lath, strips of 3/8″ plywood, versus using products such as Dorken’s Delta-dry type products. I understand the Dorken type products are pricey compared to simple lath, ripped on site from 3/8″ plywood.
I’ve attached a detail showing the lath. The stucco spec would include a good quality paper-backed lath such as ClarkDietrich’s. The taped insulation face will act as the WRB. So only a single layer of Grade D paper, will be required for the stucco installation.
So, site-made lath vs manufactured rainscreen products – which is your preference and which is most cost effective?
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