Tyvek / Discussions

Which house wrap is best?

...Tyvek). Thank you Every exterior weather barrier house wrap like Tyvek is intended to be breathable and let moisture pass though it, and you can usually find pe...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...tyvek vs. something other) before installing the new board and batton siding? Thank you, Kurt Are you not expecting to see some sort of sheathing behind the s...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...Tyvek - which will eventually have cedar shingles). What's the best thing to use for air and vapour barriers and where should we put them in the wall assembly s...

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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...Tyvek, siding. I intend to remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have the EPS will I create any problems if I re-install it and...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...Tyvek" wrap, fasten 1.5" rigid to the studs. Then apply a royal building (brand) vinyl siding directly on top of the rigid insulation using 3" fasteners. plea...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...Tyvek?) 2 X 4 or 1 X 4 Strapping screwed through the insulation to the Girts. 1 X 10 Board and Batten siding. Barn will be fitted for Radiant Floor Heat ( hav...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...Tyvek, furring and wooden exterior. Usually the vapor barrier is installed on the INSIDE of the studs, not on the outside. Any molding risks ? Thanks ! Yeah, ...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Where to get good tape for taping air barriers?

...Tyvek Home wrap? It's for insulating a cabin in the upper Laurentians, so there will extreme temperature changes. Thanks! Frank Hi Frank, No surprise you didn't...

Posted by Frank Suerich-Gulick Sept. 12, 2020, 7:25 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...Tyvek then two layers of Rockwool comfort board 11/2" with furring strips for a rainscreen and then vinyl siding. The vinyl siding is not my first choice but it...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

I live in Calgary, Alberta. My house is a 1940s bungalow with a second storey added in 1988. We are replacing the vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to i...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...Tyvek, Typar or whatever brand talks to you), plus sheathing (we prefer Plywood over OSB for Sheathing), then the labour to install it all. ZIP System is only o...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...tyvek and works the same....is there a 4x8 1" rock wool board out there I have not found any...thanks Rockwool has, or at least Roxul had, 2 inch thick 2x4 pane...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...Tyvek housewrap and strapped or if i used a XPS like Dow Cladmate would a WRB still be required do you think? Am i on the right track? Thanks Scott You're r...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...Tyvek but my impression is that this wasn't truly airtight. Hey MT, I'm wondering if you have an update? Did you end up building/planning to build? Did your w...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses