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Tyvek and Styrofoam

Posted by David Neilson on February 26th, 2001 04:58 PM
In reply to Tyvek House Wrap Over Oxboad vs. 3/4" Styrofoam by David on February 23rd, 2001 03:44 PM [Go to top of thread]

First of all, Tyvek is one of the biggest building gimmicks ever put out. It does virtually nothing. It has no R value, and if your home is that drafty, you're in bigger trouble than something like Tyvek will fix. A good job with an
elastomeric copolymer caulk will be much better.
I would use the Styrofoam for insulating reasons, but make sure they use the metal bracing properly.

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