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 subject. Will Stanton 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
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