What is the function of house wrap?

Answer House wrap provides a secondary weather barrier under a home's exterior finish. It restricts airflow through wall systems and stops water that has penetrated the home's exterior, preventing it from... Read More »

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Your contractor said he would use Tvek house wrap under the vinyl siding and the house has something called Easy Gard is this the same thing?

Answer easy Gard EasyGard is not a DuPont product, unlike some apparent claims made at Home Improvement Stores. Qingdao G & E Bio-Polytex Company LtdA makes EasyGard (also known as G & E Houseguard... Read More »

What is house wrap?

Installed under exterior siding, house wraps repel water and serve as an air flow barrier in buildings. House wraps can prevent the growth of mold, dry rot and water damage to building frames. Buil... Read More »

How do I apply a house wrap?

Cut a length of house wrap that is the same length as a wall and install it horizontally along the bottom edge of the wall. Use special house wrap nails or staples to attach one end along the verti... Read More »

What Are the Benefits of House Wrap?

House wrap is a plastic material that installs directly over the sheathing of the home. It is usually installed before windows and doors are installed. House wrap is held in place with wide head fa... Read More »