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Building Skills

Building Skills

BUILDING SKILLS: Installing Housewrap At Inside Corners

comments (3) June 14th, 2010 in Blogs
JFink Justin Fink, Senior Editor

Video Length: 2:47
Produced by: John Ross

For housewrap to work correctly, it need to be continuous and lapped to drain water away. In this video, remodeler and Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink shows how to plan ahead so you get your inside corners tight when wrapping a new wall.




Also, watch our previous episode of Building Skills: Wall Framing Layout


posted in: Blogs, water and moisture control, walls, siding, flashing, housewrap
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Comments (3)

DrFilmo DrFilmo writes: Thanks for some great tips on properly wrapping a building. . . but inquiring minds would like to know - where the heck did you get the hi-tech stapler? Maybe it's worth featuring in an article in Fine Homebuilding sometime (sooN0.

Posted: 4:38 pm on August 25th

Mike_Guertin Mike_Guertin writes: There is a benefit to Justin's inside corner wrapping method; he essentially double layers the housewrap at a vulnerable location. When siding butts an inside cornerboard, there's an open gap. Caulking isn't a long-term solution but the double layer helps resist water leaks.

And Justin selected his block well. Unlike some framing lumber that has radically eased edges, his has a nearly crisp corner - important to avoid a void.
Posted: 12:34 pm on June 21st

MatthewMac MatthewMac writes: Terrific video, Justin. What make of cap stapler is that? Great tool as well.
Posted: 11:03 am on June 21st

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