OSB vapour barrier / Guides

Interior sheathing wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour barrier

...barrier and vapour barrier. Taped OSB sheathing as air barrier © Durfeld Constructors There is no question that this technique also presents a n...

Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system
Air and vapour barriers

What is an air barrier?

...vapour barriers, so why is no one talking about them? We don't talk about air barriers because we are too busy talking about vapour barriers. An air barrie...

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 permeability and low water retention, such as mineral fibre." Where to put vapour barriers (CMHC): "Materials that act as vapour barriers (vapo...

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Weather barriers - what they do and how to install them

...vapour barrier. Products rated below those numbers are vapour barriers, those rated between 1 and 10 perms are considered vapour retarders. The higher the perm ...

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 on the inside of an air conditioned house is colossally stupid. - J.L. Moisture-impenetrable vapour barriers work great in winter and, be...

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...

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...

Harold Orr, one of the early innovators of high performance Passive home design
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...vapour barrier was installed on the inner surface of the inner wall. This meant that all electrical boxes had to be sealed to the air / vapour barrier and the b...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient home in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home

...barrier: OSB with SIGA air barrier tapes Tyvek® water-resistive barrier in rain screen Windows: Internorm ThermoPassiv sourced through Northwin Windows ...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...vapour barriers, for example) are now more commonly keeping them wet. We have grown to rely heavily on caulking - often referred to as 'liquid carpenter' - as a...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Vapour Barriers in High Performance Homes - EcoHome Guide Discover the Aerobarrier Home & Attic Air Sealing Spray - EcoHome Guide Replacing Polyethylene...

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