Most of the homes in Ottawa have siding installed on both neighboring side walls and the back of the house. Some older homes are completely finished with aluminum, vinyl, or metal siding all around.
If an older home is covered with concrete walls and trying to install new siding, get ready to drill hundreds of holes to install your strapping. It will take some time to prep all the walls, but at least the hard part will be over. As soon as all the j-trims are in place, you can install the siding pretty quickly.
If siding is installed directly onto a plywood wall or on a firewall made out of drywall, it is likely that wind will cause damage eventually. Purpose of strapping is that siding nails are driven right into the 1×2’s or 1×3’s. It will be impossible to remove a siding nail that is driven directly into a solid wood when compared to drywall or osb/plywood.
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