Siding Questions: Tyvek Vs. Felt, & Cedar Qual. levels
Have a house with T1-11 (plywood panel type of stuff) siding on it, which isn't in the greatest of shape.
In the Spring, will be having the typical horizontal Cedar Clapboards installed.
The two contractors we've had over both said to place the new clapboards right over the existing T1-11.
Have two questions, please.
One of the contractors says he uses "AYE" quality level cedar clapboards.
Guess there are different "quality levels" for this stuff.
a. Is this AYE grade what we want ?
Are there "better" cedar siding grades to consider, or is this what most folks use ?
Brands, etc. ?
I've asked for pre-primed clapboards, but is there anything else I should be specifying ?
b. Surprisingly, one of them said he does not like Tyvek, and has had poor results with it.
He wants to use #15 Felt between the existing T1-11 and the new Clapboards.
I was under the impression that Tyvek was a sort of "standard" these days.
Would sure appreciate any thoughts on this proposed use of #15 Felt (#30 better ?) compared to Tyvek.