Using 1/4” Sheetrock as Air Barrier for T&G Ceiling
In my log-walled home, I am removing a drywall ceiling in a bedroom that has water damage from an old leaky roof that has since been replaced. I am planning to install whitewashed T&G pine and my original plan was to do so with a roll of paper air barrier, but after reading several posts on this site it seems that is not recommended due to nail hole penetration and that Sheetrock is the most recommended air barrier. The way that the ceilings are currently installed is that the Sheetrock tucks over the top of the log walls where there is a 1” plate separating the top log from the rafters. I would prefer to keep this style as it has the cleanest look where the ceiling meets the log (rather than butting the ceiling against the side of the log). Because I only have 1” of space for ceiling material, can I use 1/4” Sheetrock for the air barrier seeing as it will be covered with 3/4” T&G pine, nailed through the Sheetrock into the rafters?
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