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Ok i can really use some advice and here here bad. Just spent about 2 hrs looking over the net and still have not gotten any solid info. I have a 2.5 car garage, but only 2 of the 4 walls are finished (as in they hung drywall, spackled over the nail holes, and taped the seams w/ only 1 coat.) The other 2 walls are not finished at all. All the unfinished garages i see, there is usually plywood behind the studs. I have some weird dark brown sheets that kinda look like drywall. (see the pics below). I think the aluminum siding it nailed right to this brown boards. some spots of it have got bumped and fell off and its like a 1/2" if white hard concrete looking stuff inside. this worries me that there is like no good barrier between the outside world but an old board. do i need to cover it all with plywood or some type of plastic vapor barrier and then start to insulate and drywall?? Also i just noticed that there is a shelf in there that we store pool chairs and umbrellas & stuff. someone must of pushed o the poles to get them up there and they hit the brown board stuff. i looked outside and the aluminum siding is now dented out pretty good. so if i were to hit the brown stuff with a hammer or kick it, it would dent the siding outwards when you go out to look at it. something does not need right to me. i at min need to patch any holes or dents in it as well as tape the seams, b/c a hold means that the only barrier is the siding. I need help. There is Only plywood above the garage doors... I am also confused why they only did about 5" all around the top but not the rest of the wall below As you can see below, I used duct tape to patch a section of the brown board that i saw had started to fall apart and come off the wall, im sure there is a proper way to fix it thou and i want to know before its too late..