Asked by: Noreen Fiskinhome and garden indoor environmental quality
Do you need to tape Tyvek seams?
Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
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Simply so, do you have to tape house wrap?
Every Wall Penetration Needs Tape It's not only seams that need taping—everything that penetrates a wall needs it too! Regular house wrap tape is usually sufficient.
Additionally, what is Tyvek tape used for? Tyvek® Seam Tape Part of a continuous building envelope system, Tyvek® Tape seals Tyvek® weather barriers against air and water. Use it to add durability and energy efficiency to both residential and commercial buildings.
Similarly, do you have to tape Tyvek?
If the DuPont™ Tyvek® WRB is not being installed as an air barrier, DuPont™ Tyvek® Tape is not required on horizontal seams but is considered a recommended best practice.
How long can Tyvek be exposed?
How long should Tyvek® WB be exposed before it is covered with siding? Tyvek® HomeWrap® and Tyvek® StuccoWrap®, Tyvek® DrainWrap™ and Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ should be covered within 120 days (4 months). Tyvek® CommercialWrap® should be covered within 270 days (9 months).