How to Patch Holes in Housewrap - Fine Homebuilding

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Theres a Better Way


How to Patch Holes in Housewrap

comments (1) September 5th, 2013 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

Video Length: 1:15
Produced by: John Ross and Chuck Miller


If your housewrap has holes or tears in it, you might be tempted to put on a tape Bandaid and hope it doesn't leak, but there's a better way.

This tip from Mike Guertin of East Greenwich, RI, is for a patch that will mechanically shed any water that gets under your siding so you don't have to rely solely on adhesive tape.

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posted in: Blogs, weatherizing, water and moisture control

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user-1080198 user-1080198 writes: Great tip. Another option.... There are better house wraps beyond Tyvek and rebranded Tyvek. Tyvek tears readily and it shouldn't. Also, the tape used in the video is not so good... especially in the cold. There are better tapes.
Posted: 6:37 am on September 9th

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