We recently had a pole barn built to convert into a mother-in-law cabin. When they wrapped the house, the builders used an R-7 insulation wrap similar to that used in roofing underlayment rather than a Tyvek-type wrap. The problem is, it is not a breathable vapor barrier, and we are wondering about insulating inside of this wrap. Some friends of ours actually cut out the insulation between the wall strapping, but the builder insists that there is no problem with this type of building wrap, even for insulation and drywall (beyond the “barn” application, which, presumably leaves the inside open). We are curious whether anyone has had trouble or experience with this type of building in a “finished” building, or any other feedback. Thanks. Oh, we are in the pacific northwest, which has a fair bit of moisture, if that matters.
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