House wrap installation

Old 09-18-23, 11:06 AM
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House wrap installation

Is it ever advisable to NOT tape vertical and horizontal seams when installing Tyvek House wrap? Our structures are on the shores of one if the Great Lakes in Michigan.
Old 09-18-23, 11:49 AM
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If you don't tape it's just not providing a complete air barrier. Just like millions of houses that were wrapped in felt paper... no tape. Many local codes contain minimum requirements for the amount of acceptable air leakage, which is why the joints of the WRB are usually taped.

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