Overwintering without siding?
Due to a number of uncontrollable factors, we won’t be able to install siding on our new house before spring. Winter has hit extra early and hard, and we’re still waiting to get our shingles and windows installed (we have roof underlayment and Tyvek in place). Our home is a small ranch house in the Virginia mountains, with 2-foot wide overhangs (climate zone 4A).
Our Tyvek Homewrap won’t last until spring, which is months past the UV exposure guideline of 4 months. So we plan to install Tyvek Commercialwrap, which has a 9-month UV exposure limit and is a thicker, tougher material. We’ll use cap nails to secure it over our existing Tyvek, spaced about 16″ apart in a grid.
Will this work to protect our home for the winter? Do you think this commercial Tyvek will still be in good enough condition come spring to serve as a quality WRB under our siding? Thanks.
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