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Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

comments (2) May 9th, 2014 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 3:39
Produced by: Matt Risinger


I've gotten lots of questions over the years about which Housewrap is best. My goto brand has been Tyvek but there are of course competitors in this crowded product space. About three weeks ago, Jen from Florida emailed me to ask what I like Tyvek when the white roll for sale at the Orange Box next to Tyvek is half the price. 

 We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house. 

Best, Matt Risinger
MattRisinger.com


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posted in: Blogs, remodeling, green building, framing, weatherizing, water and moisture control, restorations, weatherization, tyvek, wrb, house wrap, drainwrap, testing
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Comments (2)

Matt Risinger Matt Risinger writes: Mike,
It's not a perfect test for sure, but it does make me suspect to the long term bulk water hold out of pin-punched materials. I'm noodling some ideas for another long term test with nail holes. Matt
Posted: 2:58 pm on May 13th

mike261 mike261 writes: Matt, not to discount your test entirely, as I agree the pin punch arrangement is inferior; but one could argue you tested the samples on a horizontal surface inconsistent with its design for vertical mounting. just sayin.
mike
Posted: 1:59 pm on May 13th

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