OSB vs. Zip System
Quite often I here about the problems with osb and moisture. It holds moisture, it falls apart, etc… Does this apply to zipsystem sheets or does the coating and glues they use put it in a different category? I have had to replace failed/rotted osb in the past and I switched to zip system because I was told this would not happen. Is this true???
I recently built an addition, when finished it will have 4″ of iso on exterior, taped zip system, 2×4 walls with roxul batts, membrain, and then airtight drywall, but do to time and money issues the project is on hold for the winter, just framed and zip system taped. My concern is the moisture that is collecting on the walls, even with plastic I could not achieve keeping all the moist warm air from the existing house out, should I be worried about this, it is quite wet and even freezing now temps are cold in zone 6. I would prefer not to have to heat an uninsulated space all winter . Will the walls rot or will I just have to clean up the mess in the spring?
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