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Old 11-14-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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I noticed some people put roofing felt or house wrap in between the siding and wall studs. Is this counterproductive? I'm thinking it could trap moisture in between the walls. Should anything be used?

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Old 11-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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I'm not clear on your current condition. Will this be t-111 over plywood? The tyvek is a breathable material. It keeps drafts out and allows the wall to breath so moisture does not build up. I've been to some seminars and Tyvek seams to be the best product out there.

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Felt has been used for decades, and remains one of the very best ways to combat moisture intrusion into a wall. Nothing wrong with it at all.

I agree with IllinoisGC that Tyvek is probably a better option, given the technology.

Either way, if moisture gets behind your T1-11, it'll rot. You definately need one or the other to protect the wall itself.
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I'm not clear on your current condition. Will this be t-111 over plywood? The tyvek is a breathable material. It keeps drafts out and allows the wall to breath so moisture does not build up. I've been to some seminars and Tyvek seams to be the best product out there.

No, it is T1-11 directly nailed to the wall studs. There was no weather barrier in place when the house was built. I'm debating on whether to put something in between the studs and siding.
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Yes I would Use 30lb felt paper or the TYvek. BOB
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