REX Wrap Fortis housewrap and solo installation
Does anyone have experience with REX Wrap Fortis housewrap, not the brand-new version that comes in three variations, but the one that’s currently in stock at Ace and other outlets? I’m debating between it, Tyvek CommercialWrap, and Typar Buildingwrap. Compared to CommercialWrap, the Fortis has roughly twice the tear-resistance, which is an especially important consideration for my one-story house in central Arizona, where the WRB will be applied not to sheathing, but directly to stud framing, before being covered with SmartSide panels. It may take me a while to get the SmartSide up, and in the meantime, the WRB will be subjected to significant winds without sheathing to support it. Typar’s testing indicates it’s the strongest of all, but I’m told it’s harder to install because it tends to snag.
A second consideration is roll size. I’ll be installing the WRB by myself. Will a 9′ width be so difficult, I should limit myself to 5′ widths?
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