Water resistive barrier / Guides

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

What is an air barrier?

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

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

Weather barriers - what they do and how to install them

...water-resistive barriers or WRBs, sometimes weather-resistive barriers, but in practical terms they are more commonly called housewraps and weather barriers. Wi...

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

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

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

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?

...water retention, such as mineral fibre." Where to put vapour barriers (CMHC): "Materials that act as vapour barriers (vapour retarders), including certain t...

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