Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Interesting Article on House Wrap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,582

    Interesting Article on House Wrap

    I do not claim to know much about it, but I thought this was a good read............

    Making Sense of House Wrap <- Opens as a PDF file

    Not saying the guy is right or wrong etc, just that it was worth the read.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  2. #2
    Thanks Stu,

    A few observation's.

    Note, it's early, and a I buzzed through it.

    The part about " I would still use felt"

    Nonsense


    He contradicts himself when he says House wrap is all about the installation.



    Properly installed house wrap combined with weather guard, a sticky self

    adhesive rubber product, when used around windows ,door openings,


    will nullify water intrusion. Felt paper just gives up at about 20,25 years.

    I have a lot of hands on experience with this in our remodel dept.

    He fails to mention the big No-No.

    The doit your self improvement fella on a limited budget.

    You know who I'am talking about. He is the guy down the street with

    wonderful intentions who for some reason, health, broken car, unknown

    expense, put a hold on the project after the house was wrapped.

    Or maybe just couldn't decide on the color siding.

    Leaving this stuff exposed to sunlight for longer then a month.

    Sunlight degrades Tyvek and such, the longer it's exposed the worse it gets.


    I see this all the time here in the north east.

    You must also allow for ventilation for your entire house.

    House wrap will seal your house so tight that it becomes a health

    issue. Along with rethinking your heat and A/C.

    And you thought I just did Gin mills.

    Per

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,582
    Yeah Per, I'm sure that there are some other holes in the arguments, but, at least it gives a good description of the various things, with pics!

    The quote about the felt, is not from the guy who wrote the article, but by some researcher who had his own opinion.

    You are one talented guy Per!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,697
    I don't know squat about the subject.
    But, with all the construction going on in our area, my wife made a wise observation recently. She said that we should invest in the Tyvek company.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central CA
    Posts
    797
    Thanks Stu, it was a good read.

    I've been using Tyvek since the early eighties while building one-off custom homes. We had a Dupont rep come out to the jobsite one time back then and he extolled the virtues of the product as well as hammering home the importance of a proper install. Tyvek is my housewrap of choice out here in CA.

    Thanks again.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

    My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.

    "Just think how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are even stupider!" --George Carlin

Similar Threads

  1. Interesting article
    By Leo Voisine in forum New Systems and Builds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-12-2015, 04:18 PM
  2. Bubble Wrap Bike
    By Vaughn McMillan in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-01-2013, 06:46 AM
  3. Stretch Wrap Chuck
    By Vaughn McMillan in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-15-2011, 03:59 AM
  4. Bubble Wrap anyone?
    By Ned Bulken in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-30-2007, 01:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •