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Vardo Build

Postby jkeane » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi folks. I'm building a Vardo on a 12ft frame using 2x2 walls with insulation, vapour barrier and 1/4in plywood sheating inside and oit. I plan to wrap it in tyvec. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for what I could use for a final outer skin? I'm thinking somethng that's light and it really is just aesthetics. Any ideas besides tongue and groove strips?

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Re: Vardo Build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:41 am

If you were to move up to 7/16 for your outside sheathing I would suggest you look into the zip panel products. The fiberglass face protects the exterior and holds paint very well. It has held up well for me on the caboose. I glued and screwed on the zip panels and sealed the gaps with 100% silicone then capped the joints with the batten boards attached with finish nails. I also faked in one at 24" between the 4' seams for the board and batten look.


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Re: Vardo Build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:49 am

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It does also come with the insulating foam already glued to it. Here it is with the insulation. I installed it in the house in a house by simply plowing out the foam where the stud would go. It was a little bit of work but I found the extra insulation worth it. I wish I had known it was available when I built the caboose as the panels for it DID NOT have the insulation and were just uninsulated panels.

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It was going to receive shelving and some rough service so I opted for the fiberglass face for durability in lieu of drywall.
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