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Anyone got pictures of a house with wind bracing? Was wondering if my house had them.
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So the wind bracing is the diagonal 2 x 4's between the studs? I guess without taking down the interior walls there is no way to tell otherwise. Am I correct in thinking that your house has no exterior sheathing, Shazz - just the clapboards?
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The siding has a bit of a shiplap, so there may be some sort of bracing there.
You could use a stud finder, or a thermographic camera to see if you could find them.
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I've also seen diagonal 1 x 6 bracing in the corners of buildings then covered by sheathing & siding. A lot of new construction simply uses 4 x 8 sheets of plywood.
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