Weather resistant barrier / Discussions

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...weather barrier / exterior air barrier, see our how to install an air barrier properly DIY video . ZIP systems are a good ‘all-in-one house sheathing / weather ...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...weather barrier . And read here for more information about choosing breathable weather barriers . Most specifically, read our guide page to find the best way ...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...barrier , and as long as you have at least 2 inches it would also be a suitable vapor barrier , and it will offer you thermal protection with the highest R valu...

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?

...weather barrier and air barrier. It’s a great concept, but you are not alone in your skepticism. Before you give it a yay or nay, here are a couple of pages tha...

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

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

...barriers and vapour barriers. Glad you're finding value in our pages, hope this all helps! The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers Hi Mike, ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...resistant paint; floor painted. Auto dehumidifier always on 24/7 year after year; fan oscillating at rear of basement; try to keep humidity around 55%. Had ener...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses