Podcast Short: Water-Resistive Barriers
In this excerpt from Podcast Episode 141, Patrick, Rob, and Colin discuss water-resistive barriers, including a relatively new fluid-applied system.
Justin Fink asked me to have a conversation regarding WRBs. Those who aren’t into the geekery of home building would probably be happy to learn that WRB stands for water-resistive barrier. It’s what goes on under your siding, and it’s meant to keep water from damaging the sheathing and framing of your home. This came up because I was on a photo shoot recently where they were installing a spray-applied WRB, which looks a lot like foundation coating.
Watch now to hear what FHB editors Patrick McCombe, Rob Wotzak, and Colin Russell have to say, including:
- How the liquid WRB is applied
- Why the upfront cost may be worth it in the long run
- How their experiences with other WRB materials and methods have gone
You can also listen or watch the crew answer all the questions from Podcast Episode 141.
- Water-Resistive Barriers
- Nine Water-Resistive Barriers Worth Knowing About
- WRB FAQ (That’s Water-Resistive Barrier)