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Theres a Better Way


How to Staple Housewrap Tight to Sheathing on Inside Corners

comments (0) December 27th, 2013 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

Video Length: 1:07
Produced by: John Ross and Chuck Miller


If you're running housewrap on an inside corner, you could try to hold it tight to the corner with your hand and staple it, but there's a better way.

Mike Guertin from East Greenwich, R.I., has learned the hard way that if you leave a radius at that inside corner, chances are that the siding contractor is going to be unhappy. Why? Because they want to tuck the siding tight against that wall. And if they can't get it tight, they're giong to cut the housewrap with a utility knife to get it out of the way, and now you've lost all of your rain protection.

Here's what Mike does to make sure that doesn't happen. The secret is a 3-ft. cheater board with a very square corner. Just run a narrow board on a tablesaw to sharpen the edge. This allows you to tuck the board into the corner to hold the housewrap while you staple it tight, and it's going to leave plenty of room for that siding.

Mike, that's a great tip. thank you for sending it in to us.

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