Proper housewrap installation is critical to the historic-house project I’m working on. First, as a secondary drainage plane, the housewrap will help to ensure that any water that finds its way behind the siding will not get into the framing lumber, and second. . .
Those of us who build and remodel houses are also the first to occupy them. You can’t help it. The guy rolling joists into place gets the first view from the deck. Later, sitting on sawhorses and upturned drywall buckets, he and his crew eat the first meals in the house. They play the first music (framers like rock and roll), spill the first blood, have the first arguments.