Saturday, September 8, 2012

Siding Part 1 - Moisture barrier

I've been neglecting the blog ever since I started a new job, and there are lots of updates I need to provide! Let's start with the outside. The materials for the siding have finally arrived, so the siding guys have started their work. The first step to siding a house is to wrap the exterior with some sort of a moisture barrier.

There are two major choices for a moisture barrier: Tyvek, or tar paper. I left this decision up to the siding subcontractor since both options seem about equally effective. The subcontractor chose tar paper since it's more time-tested and a bit cheaper than Tyvek.

Once insulation is complete in a few key spots, they can begin applying siding to the house. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello!
    I just found your blog this morning. I haven't finished reading it from the very beginning (only at the post about closing on the land) but I have to send you a big THANK YOU for sharing your experience with us. Your blog has answered many questions we had about building our own modern home. We live in Oregon and will definitely check out the architects you have recommended. Did you contact the architects before you purchased the land? We thought we had to have a land before finding an architect so we are in the process of buying a piece of land now. Did you consult your architect on the particular land you were buying before hand? Thank you again! ok..i am gonna continue catching up on the reading..please keep posting!