bought a house with T-111 siding. When I went to replace some that was bad, I found nothing under it exept insulation, vapor barrier and drywall. How bad is it to not have any thing underneath? I know the T-111 starts to bow a little and I would think air and moisture could infiltrate easier. Was this something typical they did back in the late 80's or was he just a cheap SOB?????
What you see is a fairly standard installation for T-111 siding. All of the edges should have wood blocking or a stud behind them to facilitate nailing and prevent bowing and air leaks at the joints.
There are better methods but what you found is the one that is most used. As always, money is a contributing factor.
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