THIS HOUSE IS FINALLY COMING TOGETHER
Three of four exterior walls have cedar siding mostly complete and lack trim work. After researching options for moisture barrier, we decided on the tried and true method of roofing felt laid under the siding. Tannins in the cedar are thought to erode modern Tyvec material, so we went with "tar paper" which has been used for such purposes for over 100 years. We have temporarily placed Tyvec on the long east wall until we get the cedar material here from the sawmill.
Wood, when unsealed and exposed to UV rays, turns gray, and yet unlike pine, cedar is naturally resistant to rot by weather or insects, making it ideal for exterior siding. It is our desire that this home have a raw and rustic aesthetic to it, so we have decided that we would like the cedar siding to naturally gray.