How do I remove Dryvit siding?

Will it come off in large pieces? Once the Dryvit has been removed I will be installing Hardy Plank lap siding – will it be best to fur out the wall so the finish siding it in the same finish location the in which the Dryvit was – as I understand it the Dryvit will be in excess of 1" thick?

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2 Responses to “How do I remove Dryvit siding?”

  • four:

    dryvit is applied over styrofoam and fiberglass mesh,its not easy to take apart without a large may have to fur the wall back out so that when you hit your windows/doors/ eaves with the hardy board,everything matches as it did when there was dryvit on the wall.

  • hometech02:

    four is right.. other thing is how they attached the foam.. more than likely its screwed on.. screws with big plastic washers. gonna be foam balls everywhere. maybe use a spade shovel to help get big pieces. the actual dryvit is like a drywall coating over the mesh its the foam that makes it thick

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