Mid build switch to Tyvek? So Felt + Tyvek.
Our house in Minnesota is mid build. Framed, windows in, most of the exterior trim done, stone going chimneys, most mechanicals rough-ins complete except for some AV stuff. Time to insulate.
Yesterday our builder said that getting the siding shingles painted (dipped & brushed on all sides) and installed will be about 6-12 weeks and that to move forward on the interior (insulation, etc.) he needs to get a WRB on.
Windows & trim have all been done w/ felt but it sounds like continuing with felt given how long it will be before shingles are on is not a good option. He suggested doing Tyvek and then something like cedar breather (he mentioned a specific produce that I failed to write down) over that before shingles are installed. Additional cost will be about +$6k ($3k credit for DD, $3k for Tyvek + $3k for breather).
– What problems will there be interfacing Tyvek to the felt used on the windows & trim?
– Any thoughts on Tyvek+breather vs felt in general?
Image of exterior from late January:
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