To install siding right, include an air gap for drainage and ventilation that will protect your walls from incidental moisture and extend the life of your siding. Use Corrugated Lath Strip from MTI to design rainscreen walls with fiber cement or cedar siding. https://www.mtidry.com/hyperspecs/siding-with-cls
There are numerous rainscreen products available that compress in wall systems, leading to nail drivethrough, cracked siding, and difficult installations. MTI’s Sure Cavity and Corrugated Lath Strip are rigid and won’t compress when installed, making installation easier and providing predictable drainage and ventilation. Including drainage and ventilation behind fiber cement and cedar siding extends the life of the siding and prevents incidental moisture problems.