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...

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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...

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Choosing house sheathing
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or plywood sheathing?

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

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

Polyethylene vapour barriers in air conditioned homes can rot walls

...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...

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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 ...

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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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Harold Orr, one of the early innovators of high performance home desig
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...

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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 ...

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