View Full Version : Just Built a Shed...Anything Over Sheathing?

06-20-2007, 08:23 PM
I just built a shed and sheathed it with 3/8"CD. I know I probably could have used 1/2" but this worked fine for a shed with 16" center studs.

Anyways, I am going to side it with vinyl. Do I need to put any type of water barrier before I put up the siding or can I just go ahead and do it? If I need to can you recommend one I can get easily at Home Depot? Just staple it in place?

Shed is only 6X8 around 11' tall at peak of roof and is in MN if it matters.


06-21-2007, 04:47 AM
use a tyvek house wrap around the whole structure before you put on siding. when you nail on the siding don't nail all the way - leave some slop between the nailhead and the siding so the siding "floats" as in weather changes the siding will expand and contract. The j & f channels can be nailed home as well as the corner fittings.

06-21-2007, 08:05 AM
Thanks...staple the wrap in place?

06-21-2007, 08:30 AM
yup! staple the whole thing.