How to Specify Building Wrap

By writer, Lindsey M. Roberts, Architect

Nearly 70 percent of construction litigation is related to moisture infiltration, according to a 2008 paper by University of Florida researchers. Critical to reining in these problems are building wraps. These barriers help buildings control the uncontrollable: water, air, and heat, in all of their forms. Choosing the right wrap, though, can be as tricky as predicting the weather. This piece will focus on building wraps installed on the exterior face of structural sheathing."

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