Airtight Drywall vs Airtight Exterior
It’s now a couple years old. I still hear of Air Tight Drywall frequently on here and other sites.
What on earth is the purpose of sealing drywall corners and joints with foam and caulking when you have to mud all these joints, corners, seams, etc. prior to priming and painting the drywall?
Next, I don’t know if it was really Malcolm’s comment below, but I agree wholeheartedly, drywallers will never do such a thing during installation (use latex caulking before installing sheets of drywall)??
Lastly, after reviewing the comments and the materials, it sounds like air sealing the exterior with:
1.) Tape or Caulking on seams
2.) Quality house wrap with cap staples and seams taped
3.) Quality installation around any wall openings
would all yield a more streamlined, simple process over the topic of air tight drywall.
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