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Wood siding over wood siding

jenniferz5 | Posted in General Questions on

I have a 1953 detached garage that is (above the block foundation) wood planks that have been “ship lapped.” It actually looks very much like the sheathing on my home.  Can I apply wood siding over this, just as I did on my home?  I would treat the existing wood as sheathing, add Typar (or a greener option?), then new wood siding.  Zone 5a CT.  Thanks.

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  1. user-2310254 | | #1


    Is the garage insulated or conditioned with its own HVAC system? I ask because owners sometimes have long-term plans for converting garages into conditioned spaces.

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