Siding & Exterior Trim
Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.
Each layer reveals personal and technological circumstances
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet.
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet. An air gap between the siding and sheathing lets both dry independently. Furring strips are one way to make that air gap.
I've been using vinyl on the affordable homes I've built over the last few decades for a couple of simple reasons.
Why a rain screen wall is important to the energy and durability detailing on a Passive House.
Insects can get into the little parts of a wall and muck up water and air movement details
Lead-Safe RRP compliance demonstration video.
How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house
Vinyl siding needs a drainage plane—just like all other siding types do. You must drain the rain—you must have Plan B