More discussion on “Where does the housewrap go?”
We are getting ready to frame our “Pretty Good House” and I have a question about the housewrap. We are going with or 3″ of exterior rigid foam and “outie” windows. The house will be brick, (if that matters).
In reading the article about “Where does the Housewrap Go?”, I see that outie windows need housewrap at the level of the windows, which means the Housewrap needs to go outside of the foam insulation. I have communicated that to the builder and he is fine with that strategy.
However, my builder mentioned that he usually puts the walls up with the housewrap already attached (directly on the sheathing). He does this as a labor-saving technique. He also noted that wrapping outside the foam would be harder due to the thickness.
So, here is my question: Would it be OK to install the housewrap like he normally does (before the foam) and then put housewrap around the window, sealing that to the outside of the foam?
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