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Clutchcargo 07-15-2007 10:34 AM

House wrap.
 
Is there any benefit (other than price) to using the 9' roll of house wrap as opposed to the 3' rolls and taping the seams? For the homeowner, who's working off ladders, the 3' rolls would be easier to handle.
Thanks,
Cjh

Darylh 07-15-2007 12:33 PM

All I can think of is
1- its faster
2- less taping to do

AtlanticWBConst. 07-15-2007 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clutchcargo (Post 52985)
Is there any benefit (other than price) to using the 9' roll of house wrap as opposed to the 3' rolls and taping the seams? For the homeowner, who's working off ladders, the 3' rolls would be easier to handle.
Thanks,
Cjh

9 foot, as with any larger sized material creates less seams. Less seams = larger areas can be done quickly. That equals less time. 9 feet does one floor level.
On a two story house, that's alot faster than doing it all with 3' rolls....

So you can see that the 9 footers are best on new construction, additions, and re-siding jobs. We are starting a window and door replacement remodel contract tomorrow. We will use 3' rolls. Next month one of our jobs will be a complete siding strip-off and replacement of windows and the new siding. That job will be with 9' rolls.

I would suggest that you go with the 3 foot roll. Make sure that you properly overlap the seams. Start from the bottom. Overlap by approximately 6".

(BTW - A 9' roll is difficult even for 2 + guys to get on with it staying flat and no wrinkles).

Clutchcargo 07-15-2007 02:32 PM

As far as the quality of seal, is it the same?

AtlanticWBConst. 07-15-2007 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clutchcargo (Post 53005)
As far as the quality of seal, is it the same?

Yes, just make sure that you overlap the seams properly and seal up those seams and any gaps with the tyvek tape.


Refer to this link:
http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Constru...WRB_K16282.pdf


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