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Old 07-15-13, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default House wrap quality

So, a few months ago I was talking with my cousin who is a carpenter. He went to some green building event with seminars and stuff. He said that there apparently is a pretty large difference between different brands of house wrap (tyvek). Some block air really well while others don't.

Has anyone else heard this, or read about it? Links to articles?

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Old 07-16-13, 09:34 AM   #2
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I'm in the midst of a new housebuild and did a bit research on the various housewraps available. I ended up using Typar. It's not just about blocking air. Some don't do a very good job with moisture- which can and will lead to the growth of mold. Just some personal experience. Building wraps have come a long ways since Tyvek. Even the home supply stores sell their own brands of wraps. Another thing to look at, especially if doing a D.I.Y. project is how well it will 'weather' exposed. Some brands will degrade significantly in as little as a month, unless covered.

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