OCTOBER JLC 1998
Housewrap and Siding
I read Henri de Marne's comments
about housewrap in the July JLC
(Letters). I feel that there is not enough
evidence presented to blame the
housewrap. Installing roofing felt
instead is definitely not the answer.
Also, the rain screen detail is more
expensive, especially on a renovation
or re-siding job.
I would be interested in hearing others'
experience and comments on this
from the JLC Online Forum
Why Not Felt Paper?
I too read de Marne's remarks on
housewrap, and intuitively agree with
him. Why install a "barrier" that
allows moisture to pass — in either
direction? Even if, as the literature suggests,
it allows excess interior moisture
out, where is it going? Behind