Air Sealing Question
When we built our garage/apartment, we sealed the perimeter of every stud bay to the Zip System sheathing panels with Tremco acoustical sealant. We also caulked or foamed every joint and space between the framing members, around windows, doors, header and top plates, etc. It was a lot of work, but along with the other air sealing details, it seems to have resulted in a VERY airtight structure.
One thing we did NOT do was to caulk the drywall to the wall studs, as we were not in town when the drywall was installed.
As we plan to build our house, does it make sense to do BOTH the stud bay to Zip R sheathing acoustical sealing, AND the drywall to stud caulking, or would that be overkill?
Our walls will be filled with mineral wool batts, and we will be using air tight electrical boxes. We are building in Asheville, NC Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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