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    A Better Solution to a Weather Resistant Barrier than Tyvek® and ZIP System®

    A Better Solution to a Weather Resistant Barrier than Tyvek® and ZIP System®

    Tyvek® HomeWrap® and the ZIP System® are weather resistant barriers (WRB) applied under the siding of a home or commercial building. The goal of both these products is to ensure a structure is air- and moisture-resistant. Proper installation and integration are essential to attaining this goal. However, achievement of this goal is also dependent on

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      21

      2018
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    How to Choose the Best House Wrap for Fiber Cement Siding

    How to Choose the Best House Wrap for Fiber Cement Siding

    When choosing the best house wrap for fiber cement siding it is essential to consider the wraps durability, water- and air-resistance, and vapor permeability. However, it is also critical to consider the porous nature of fiber cement siding, and its tendency to absorb water. For instance, highly permeable, perforated house wrap may drive moisture further

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      2018
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    The IBC and IRC Requirements for House Wrap

    The IBC and IRC Requirements for House Wrap

    When using a house wrap as a weather-resistant barrier (WRB), it must meet the 2018 International Building Codes (IBC 1402.2) requirements of a WRB for water-resistance and vapor permeability. It must also meet the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) for water resistance (IRC R703.1.1).   A superior house wrap is air- and moisture-resistant, permeable, and

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