OSB Vapour retarder / Guides

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...vapour barrier goes on the inside of a wall, NOT the outside. Since we intentionally contain water vapour on the interior of a building with a vapour retarder, ...

Interior sheathing wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour barrier

...vapour barrier by the National Building Code. Including a vapour control measure on the warm side of the insulation is essential for preventing moisture mo...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...vapour barrier use and placement for walls in the future, or the adoption of paint-on vapour retarder primers - Resulting in better built housing more suited to...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...vapour retarder/air barrier 4) Mesh barrier for cellulose installation 5) Wood studs and cellulose fibre insulation 6) Semi-permeable foam 7...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...vapour control layer: Commonly known as a 'vapour barrier' but a better term to use would be a vapour retarder. A moisture control barrier should slow diff...

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