I’m currently writing an article for the Journal of Light Construction titled “HouseWrap Update: Good, Better, Best Strategies”. (Look for that article in the June issue) The main premise of the article is that you should specify your housewrap with respect to the exposure the house. A higher exposure house requires a more robust waterproofing strategy.
This house I’m currently building for Alterstudio Architecture certainly fits in the category of “High Exposure”. The Architecture is amazing, but the house has very few roof overhangs. In short, the walls of the house will get wet every time it rains. Which means that we needed to treat the walls much as we treat the roof. (with great care!)Read More »