Wood Framing Getting Wet?
Hi, Now that my 16 X 24 foundation has been poured by my Concrete guy, I hope to start framing my garage this weekend.
I have a question on the framing getting wet. If I frame out the wall or walls, and some rain hits, will this be bad for the framing? I will be using 2x4's for the walls, Pressure Treated Sill plates, and 1/2" Fir plywood for the sheathing
Once I get all 4 walls up I will wrap it with Tyvex house wrap, but that will only take care of the outside of the wall until the roof is on and has felt.
Should I be concerned if the framing gets wet in between me starting the walls and by the time the roof felt gets on?
Thanks in Advance...
I've framed houses that took 6 weeks to frame and got rained on and snowed on. Tyvek it when your done framing and the roof is on therefore the water doesn't get behind the tyvek.
A complete newb diy'er here.. 1st post on this forum. Glad to be here.. Interesting stuff.
On the wet framing, it's always been my understanding that it's ok.. I've seen stick-built house skeletons soaking in the rain, waiting on better weather to finish the house.
I think the key is though the framing was allowed to dry and didn't "stay" wet.. such as the case in a basement partition wall for example. If it stays wet or damp being the norm, and isn't allowed to dry, then I can imagine it would degrade/rot the lumber along with causing a bad mold issue.
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