Stuck on You: A Look at Exterior Tapes & Sealants for Water Management


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 264

Format: Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content: Intermediate
Track: Building Techniques, Systems & Materials
Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)
Appropriate for: Remodelers, Subcontractors & Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All

Joseph Lstiburek, B.A.Sc, M, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA

What It’s About:
Builders recognize that water management is critical to the exterior construction of the home. When water penetrates a home's envelope, a host of issues can arise. The market offers several products to counter these issues and all rely on tapes and sealants to join seams together, but do they really work? This session will take a closer look at the most popular tapes and sealants on the market and point out their limitations when used with house wraps, foam sheathing and OSB with facers. By the end of this session you'll have the knowledge to confidently choose the best product for the type of home and climate where you build.

What You'll Learn:
Analyze the limitations of tapes and sealants when used with house wraps, foam sheathings and OSB with facers.
Learn how to design and construct the water management of wall assemblies that use tapes and sealants in conjunction with house wraps, foam sheathings and OSB with facers.
Understand the impact of insulating wall cavities on the wetting and drying potential of wall assemblies.
Discover the impact vapor barriers have on your water management strategy and on wall performance.

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