Air barrier installation video / Discussions

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...barriers) as air barriers , because you could go with an exterior air barrier ( see our exterior peel and stick membrane installation video ), or you can use th...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...barriers as a radon barrier, which is better than nothing, but I’d want a thicker one for my home. There is a barrier called Radon Block, which is first of al...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...barrier DIY installation video . And where did you find the vapor barrier paint here on our site or somewhere else? We tried it (we could because we did the e...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...air leakage rate to about 0.6 ACH (here is our air barrier installation video ). As for ideal window placement within a wall assembly, if you are looking for ...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...barrier on one side, insulation, and wood sheathing on the exterior. With our window installation technique we had the same: a vapor / air barrier (tape) on the...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses