Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bug Screen for the Rain Screen

I'm just about finished installing the siding on this wall.  However, I first have to install the bug screen for the rain screen system.  The bug screen stops bugs from getting into the air space between the siding and the outside of the wall.  (There is also a bug screen at the bottom of the wall.)
I use a piece of fiberglass window screen 12" wide for this.  I tuck a third of it behind the tops of the plywood strips, and then fold the remaining part in half and staple it to the plywood strips.  Folding the screen in half gives it some bulk so that it fits somewhat tightly to the backside of the siding.

Now I can install the frieze board and then the last row of siding.

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