If cost was not a concern, what would you recommend is the best material (durable, high quality) to use for Water Resistive Barrier on top of Plywood? I have heard mixed reviews on Zip Systems as something production builders use since it's easy to install but don't know which type of material is good? E.g. Asphalt felt, Plastic houewrap, Liquid-applied WRB, Rigid Foam, Delta Dry etc.
Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?
Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019 Walls and Roofs 5 responses
Can you put exterior insulation over Zip System plywood?
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Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?
Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020 Walls and Roofs 3 responses
Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?
Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020 Insulation and soundproofing 1 response
Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019 Air and vapour barriers 2 responses
What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?
Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019 Wall assemblies - renovation 5 responses
What are the best Wall and Roof insulation choices and rain screen?
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Does strapping’s nailing jeopardize membrane integrity?
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What is the best REMOTE wall assembly detail for airtightness?
Posted by David Perreault Nov. 10, 2022 Wall assemblies - new construction 6 responses
What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019 Windows and doors 1 response
Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?
Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018 Air and vapour barriers 1 response
Is the ZIP Sheathing system better than house wrap?
Posted by Fred Martens Dec. 18, 2021 Walls and Roofs 1 response
What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?
Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020 Wall assemblies - renovation 2 responses
How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?
Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020 Wall assemblies - renovation 3 responses
What is the best way to insulation an old house with lath and plaster?
Posted by Ricardo Perez-Concepcion July 12, 2022 Wall assemblies - renovation 1 response
What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?
Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020 Air and vapour barriers 3 responses
What is the proper location of a vapor barrier in a home in New York State?
Posted by Michael Boice Jan. 15, 2022 Air and vapour barriers 2 responses
What can I use to insulate the outside of my extension?
Posted by Roberta Bell Feb. 23, 2022 Wall assemblies - renovation 3 responses