What would be the proper way?
120 year old remodel. The home is balloon framed with no breaks between floor joists and outside walls. I have been battling air movement in the house and now that it is time for siding I am confused because the house has no wall sheathing. It is just lap wood siding nailed to the studs.
So I am wondering what is my best choice for an air barrier that also acts as a wrb for northern Ohio.On cold windy days there are areas in the house you can feel serious drafts coming through the 120 year old gapped heart pine floor. I am hoping by selecting the best air barrier moisture barrier before applying vinyl will help cut this down a lot. I have sealed up the basement and vented the roof which has made a large difference but there are certain walls that still have serious air movement. The wood siding on the exterior is in poor shape in places, but there have been no signs of interior moisture damage. Would I be better to use 30lbs felt or a tyvek product. The home has been fully gutted reinsulated using kraft faced batts and new drywall installed everywhere. Thanks Martin for directing me here. I appreciate any feedback from any of the professionals on here.
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