How do I attach a vapor barrier to a wall?

Answer Attaching a Vapor Barrier to a WallWipe the walls dry. Fill in any cracks, and go around the windows with caulk. Ensure there is no dust or debris on the wall. Frame the wall with 2x4 studs. Roll t... Read More »

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Is a vapor barrier needed to install a tub on a superior wall?

When you are attaching a tub to a superior wall, you will need to apply a vapor barrier. If there is not a vapor barrier, the moisture that builds up will create mold. This mold can also damage the... Read More »

If a house has plastic vapor barrier on the inside walls and a foil barrier on the exterior of the house should you remove the existing old outer foil when residing?

Answer Unless your home is heated by electric baseboard you may take it down if you wish. However the foil has reflective heat values, which means it reflects out the heat from the sun in the summe... Read More »

What do you use a vapor barrier for?

A vapor barrier is a plastic or foil sheet placed between insulation inside a wall and the wall itself to prevent moisture, mold, rotting and mildew from getting into walls, floors and ceilings.App... Read More »

How to Seal a Vapor Barrier?

A properly installed vapor barrier controls moisture, which improves the energy efficiency of your home. The purpose of a vapor barrier is to reduce air transfer, which aids in air-sealing the home... Read More »