Beach house on north shore of Lake Erie right on the beach. It's wonderful! 100 yr old wood siding was repaired and replaced as needed last year, professionally primed and painted. It has all blistered and fallen off like dead leaves!
We had installed a vent-free gas stove. Not realizing the impact of the water vapour in a sealed house that on an average day has an ambient humidity of 72% on the INSIDE!!!
Benjamin Moore technician said we should have used linseed primer. Have striped house but can't paint because of constant rain. BM said to not paint until it is insulated.
Here's the problem: nobody can agree on what we should use. John Mansville rep recommended installing solid foam with foil in both sides and to push it right up against the back of the wood siding.
I'm thinking that the wood is wet, even on the interior side and needs to air and dry. I'm thinking we should pull out the foilfoam, turn up the heat, dry it out a bit and then insulate the interior and paint the exterior.
This is a very very humid environment both in and out. Everyone else has vinyl or cement board. We really wanted to stick with the wood.
Would be grateful for any input.