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In what order should tar paper, rigid foam and Tyvek wrap be installed?

I'm preparing to replace Stucco of my old house with new Jame Hardie siding. After the stucco removed, I'd like to add 1 inch rigid foam to enhance the insulation because of the old 2x4 wall not ...
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No house wrap on 2007 built southern Oregon house, insurance claim or something that should be warrantied?

I am installing a second story deck. I cut into the T1-11 to get at the rim joist. There is no house wrap under the T1-11, but there is 1/2 inch osb sheathing. I also cut through the sheathing, and ...
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Where to I put house wrap on my brick exterior wall?

We bought an older house that has a crawl space in southern Mississippi. When I took out the existing drywall, it was hung on 1x4 strips attached to brick with masonry nails and there's a gap between ...
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Is it worthwhile to cover fiberglass insulation with Tyvek under a house?

I have a raised home in New Orleans, where the weather is hot and humid 2/3 of the year, but it can get quite cold for brief periods in the winter. The house is about 100 years old and there is some ...
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Installing House wrap and Siding

If an old house is to be resided, and there is no house wrap or there is incompletely installed house wrap, so the owner wants any old house wrap removed to the extent possible, and new house wrap ...
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Partial siding repair, do I need to add housewrap?

I had the unfortunate pleasure of having around 3' of siding on one side of my house removed and discarded. Previously there was vinyl on the exterior, then wooden clapboard underneath, then sheathing ...
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Home Exterior sheething

I live in Michigan. My house was built in 1987 with 1/2" foil faced foam used as the sheething behind the vinyl siding (no house wrap). The fiberglass insulation in the walls is also faced. I'm ...
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What type of weather proof house wrap to use around an exterior gas fireplace 225F minimum?

Context I am installing an outdoor/indoor gas fireplace. The manufacturer recommends to use a minimum 225F weather proof material around the exterior of the fireplace within 6in of the top and 1in of ...
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Sealing - Do sheathing and bottom plate have to be sealed (caulked) in CA?

Context: I am about to place the house wrap on the sheathing of my house addition in California. I am looking at flashing my doors and windows properly to make the house water tight. I am looking for ...
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Door Flashing - Is it ok to use multiple sheets of metal overlapped rather than one solid one?

Context: I would like to add a flashing pan under my new stacking widows/door. Door width is 10ft. Flashing pan is Z shape 2 in x 8 3/4in x 3/4 in. Ideally 12 ft. long so that it can be bent up the ...
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Home siding blown off by strong wind. Wood and housewrap exposed

The vinyl siding on one side of my house has been blown off by strong wind. The housewrap and wood have been exposed. Could I leave it exposed like this under rain or snow? I am not sure what material ...
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Do I need house wrap if I'm installing ridgid foam?

I am replacing vinyl siding that was installed over old wood dutch-lap siding. Currently there is 1/4 rigid foam installed over the wood siding, which I imagine is needed for creating a flat nailing ...
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housewrap without removing siding

I'm adding an ADU in an old shop building that is sided with quarter-sawn tongue and groove siding. I really would prefer not to remove the siding, but I would like to seal the gaps between the T&...
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What's the best house wrap to use underneath hardiplank (fiber cement) sidings? [closed]

We live on a busy street near Midtown Atlanta and are currently having our home renovated. We're going to replace the wood sidings with HardiPlanks (fiber cement) sidings. What house wrap would be ...
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Sealing sheathing to an ICF foundation

I am in energy Zone 4 and have a stick frame home on an EPS ICF foundation built in 2007. The rim board is currently just insulated with batting and it is a little drafty and I a little worried that ...
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Can I reduce draft in an elevated floor with house wrap below the insulation?

My 1930 house has a large room ~(25x30) that was added on in the early 1980's without a basement nor slab. It is on top of thick concrete piers, pinned to ledge rock. On very cold days < 15f or ...
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how to wrap/weatherproof corner when replacing corner trim

I am replacing some corner trim boards on my 1970s-construction house in Maine that have rotted a bit at the bottom. My house has cedar shingle siding. Main question: what should I do as far as ...
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Adding house wrap behind existing board and batten siding

I live in south-central Illinois, and the house is on top of a hill, so we get a lot of wind. The house is cold in the winter - partly because it is on slab and partly because it is pretty drafty. ...
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Weather barrier for concrete block to wood transition

I have a concrete block garage with a single-car-size door that I've framed in. The goal is to cover the whole area with siding. I've applied housewrap to the wood portion but I'm not certain how to ...
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How important is Tyvek/house wrap for a house with metal siding?

I'm building a tiny house and it will have metal siding. My dad has worked a lot of construction and says he's never installed a house wrap for a metal building in his life. Most info I can find ...
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What to cover underside of shed subfloor

I'm building a garden office (shed) and will build a floor similar to that shown below (minus the flat beams between the joists and the concrete supports). I will insulate the floor using PIR (e.g. ...
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Insulating a Wall Against Unconditioned Attic Space [closed]

I'm looking for help in insulating my 1950s San Diego house. A second story was added in the 70s and a gas furnace + A/C was added about 10 years ago in the unconditioned space above the downstairs ...
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Gap between foundation and wrap

I recently purchased a new house in Ontario, Canada. The grading will be completed in the following months. During a walk around the house, I noticed gaps between the foundation walls and the ...
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Is it worth it to replace T1-11 siding just to install house wrap?

I'm having some siding repairs done by contractors. When they took the siding sheet out, they found out that my house has no house wrap between the frame/wood and the T1-11 siding sheet. There was ...
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Why aren't siding nail holes a concern with Tyvek house wrap?

So when you install wood siding over a Tyvek house wrap, you take care to flash and seal all penetrations from plumbing, HVAC and electrical connections to make sure no water can get in... then you ...
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Should the meter base be installed before chink siding in new construction?

I'm planning to do my own electrical for a new house that will have pine chink siding. Should I: A. Install the meter base on the OSB sheathing, and flash the Tyvek around it? B. Install the meter ...
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How to flash a window when using insulating boards with air barrier included?

We are going to re-insulate and re-side our 1947 home with new Roxul ComfortBatt, IsoClad 2 1/4" foam boards and some basic kaycan vinyl siding. I have been looking at how to flash a window and have ...
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House Wrap on Cantilevered Overhang

I have a cantilevered overhang on my second floor which I recently re-insulated. In order to remove the old insulation, I had to remove the wood soffit and house wrap where the soffit was (the house ...
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Would a second layer of housewrap cause problems?

The siding company is having to redo the installation of my siding. I know the wrap underneath the siding that will be removed will end up having lots of holes after the planks are removed. The ...
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Is it necessary to re-wrap the house when we tear off the siding?

We hired a contractor to re-side our house. We live in the Midwest in a suburb of Chicago. I'm not familiar with the materials, but I believe they first wrapped the house with a 1/2" foam board, ...
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Effective alternative to water-resistant barrier behind siding?

First off, this question is a spin-off of this question which I asked recently. Summary: We have several buildings throughout our condo association that do not have WRB. As the answer in the linked ...
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Should I replace my house wrap when re-siding?

My house was built in the 60s and doesn't have normal plywood sheathing. It has that old sheet-rock-like sheathing (it's black, I think it is exterior gypsum). Basically the walls (right now) go, ...
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Questions about DIY on cedar siding and maybe new windows

Admins, this might be too much for 1 post, but they're all related so if it needs broken up, just let me know. Also anyone reading this, please feel free to speak to just one part because it's a lot. ...
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What are my vapor-barrier options under Hardie siding?

I'm currently in the process of replacing all the siding on my 1940s home. It was originally wood dutch-lap and that was covered with felt paper and asbestos siding. I'm taking all the siding off, ...
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Is it okay to put house wrap over the top of pre-existing foam insulation?

We are removing vinyl siding from our house and replacing it with a cement-type product. Is it necessary to remove the vinyl siding's foam insulation before applying the house wrap?
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