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Questions about DIY on cedar siding and maybe new windows

I'm a DIYer and I've just gone through a very similar project (refinish all cedar siding on a 2-story 60s cabin). I also replaced insulation, replaced house wrap, and did a variety of other things ...
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What is this exterior wall feature?

Yes, it’s purely aesthetic. It’s called a “wainscot cap”. It’s more common on the interior. You can look it up on Google. The portion of the wall below the cap is called wainscoting panel and is often ...
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Rigid foam board vs Tyvek under new siding

You already almost have an air barrier. You could simply tape the joints with appropriate tape. From the Owens-Corning product page for their tape for their foam (no endorsement implied, just as an ...
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Rigid foam board vs Tyvek under new siding

Generally yes you would put the house wrap directly over the sheathing, which means under the exterior foam insulation. The goal of the tyvek is to act as an air barrier between the outside and inside ...
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