Preparing The Exterior for Vinyl Siding
After all the siding was removed I needed to re-secure the exterior sheeting (actually 1X12 and 1X10 boards). Almost all of the boards were in good shape. Any that were bad were replaced with some OSB sheeting.
I had borrowed a framing nailer from a buddy of mine to re-fasten all the boards. I just needed some piece of mind to ensure everything was tight. The Porter Cable framing nailer made quick time. Since there was a lot of work to go, I eventually wound up buying a reconditioned framing nailer. Who wants to swing a hammer any how. Tools are cool!
Now that I had re-fastened all the exterior boards, on to the home wrap. Tyvek makes a good product to keep the wind and elements out where they belong. Tyvek came in a 10 foot wide roll and about 100 foot long. It would be a good idea to have some help if you ever put tyvek on your house. Of course when I decided to hang the Tyvek, the wind had to blow somewhere around 20 mph. Talk about getting pissed. Later I had some help and went just fine. I simply used a staple gun to fasten the Tyvek to the house.