Damaged building paper — Alternatives to removing siding?
I’ve got a problem with damaged building paper on an exterior wall, and was hoping that someone here could help with some suggestions.
We recently had a large amount of water damage in an exterior wall of our home in San Francisco. As we removed the soaked foam insulation from the wall, there was brittle building paper behind that came off as well. So now the exterior wall has sections where we’re down to the original redwood siding of the 1900s home (renovated ~2005).
What to do?
We could remove the redwood siding and place a new weather barrier behind it. This should be covered by home insurance, but it’s still a time-consuming project that would involve us moving out. I’m wondering if there are any other barrier+insulation approaches that would not involve removing the siding, but would adequately protect the structure from moisture?
Thanks for any suggestions you might have. 🙌