Weather resistive 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 you spray foam a house from the outside?

...weather resistive barrier) as a drainage plane, then install siding with air space with vertical strapping , and finally the Hardie board cladding. Terrific, th...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...weather resistive barrier (home wrap), then strapping and siding. If you are only planning to install an inch or two of insulation on the outside, you would n...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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

...weather barrier / weather resistive barrier (WRB), and a breatheable one would serve you best to allow as much moisture to pass through as possible. read more h...

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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...weather barrier in terms of vapor permeability - Weather barriers and home wraps – which one is best? We also have this page that will top up your understan...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses