What is a good, affordable construction detail (in terms of long-term UV and water protection and overall durability) for the popular contemporary horizontal, spaced cedar cladding look?
(Examples of what I am referring to can be seen at: http://vastern.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Splayed-cladding-detail.jpg AND http://www.bartonqualitytimber.co.uk/images/categories/chestnut%20cladding.jpg )
I am not terribly conceded about the cedar: if it is stained all 6 sides with two coats and placed on black painted strapping, then it should handle the elements reasonably well. My main concern is what the substrate behind it should be. I have done this before with flat black painted hardie board panels over rain screen strapping, but I am wondering if there is a more cost effective method? Delta has a product that is apparently designed specifically for this situation ( http://www.cosella-dorken.com/bvf-ca-en/products/wall_ext/wrb_open-joint/index.php). I am wondering if anyone has experience with this product, of they think it would still be wise to place it over a layer of Typar, etc. Links to construction assembly details would be great!
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