Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out
Building Skills: Moisture control the right way.
Our Building Skills video series is for new carpenters learning the basics of quality construction, and for old pros who want to share their experience.
In this episode, watch remodeler and Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink tape weather-lapped seams, and patch holes in new housewrap on an exterior wall. Getting these details right will keep water out, making your walls more durable. With taped seams, building paper can also work as an air barrier, helping insulation work better, and reducing condensation and mold growth in your walls.
Also read: To housewrap, or not to housewrap
Watch our previous episode of Building Skills: Installing Housewrap at Corners