Water Infiltration: While siding is an open structure that lets wind-blown rain come through easily, it just as easily drains and dries. So problems can be managed by proper installation of a good, water-resistant building wrap, in addition to proper flashing of openings.
Water Management Solution: Use of a drainage wrap or drainage mat enhances the water-shedding properties. A good 60-minute equivalent wrap, such as Classic Wrap, also works well in this application. Better still is MAX, which performs as both a water and air barrier.
DC14 Drainage Mat, which is ¼" thick with drainage channels on both sides, moves water quickly away from siding. It can serve as a weather-resistive barrier if installed according to WRB guidelines. For even better protection against water, install any GreenGuard building wrap on the wall and cover with DC14.
When it comes to new or replacement siding for your Central Virginia home, there are many options as well. Fortunately, BNW Builders is here to help you make the right decision that matches your individual style and the unique look you want for your home. Whether you are in the market for vinyl replacement siding in Fredericksburg, fiberglass siding in Richmond VA or want one of our other industry leading options anywhere in Central Virginia including Charlottesville, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg, we can help.