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Old 11-29-2007, 09:50 AM   #31
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I just found out from the builder that normally he just uses tar paper. However, if we want Tyvek its $450 more. Your thoughts? I'm thinking go with the Tyvek but not sure. Opinions are appreciated!!!
Tyvek is better. Make sure they will install before windows, and all seams will be taped.

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:05 AM   #32
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tyvek is more expensive than tar paper but it takes less labor to put on. tyvek comes in various lengths so it only takes one row, tar paper generally comes in about a 3 ft. roll so you would need 3 rows of it. I would go with the tyvek cause it is a better seal for air and moisture since all seems and openings(if done correctly) get taped and sealed
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:10 AM   #33
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Tar paper is for roofing and does not "breathe".
Go with the water proof house wrap that does. You won't regret doing it.
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Thanks Mike - for $450 I agree - again you guys are the best!!! I dont think I'll have any more questions for a while but I know where to find you if I do - happy holidays all!

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:51 AM   #35
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Thanks Mike - for $450 I agree - again you guys are the best!!! I dont think I'll have any more questions for a while but I know where to find you if I do - happy holidays all!

Michele
Wow! That's pretty good for 2800 Sq. Our builder quoted us at 660 for 1218 Sq house - minus the basement. Are they charging anything for breaking contract?

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