International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

Gift Wrapping a House: Neatness REALLY Counts When Installing Weather Resistive Barriers [DEMO]

Tuesday, February 19 | 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: LVCC - High Performance Building Zone - N135, N145

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Matt Whitbeck  | Kevin Ireton

What It's About:

A demo at the 2017 HPBZ

Ever see a house under construction where the house wrap was flapping in the breeze? Do you think roofing underlayment is only there to protect the frame until the shingles go on? It’s not! These weather resistive barriers play a critical role in a home’s energy performance, its indoor air quality, and ultimately, its durability. In this presentation, we’ll explain why WRBs are so important and demonstrate how to install them properly.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • How to choose the right WRB for your wall
  • Tight, level and no-radius corners
  • Correct lapping and detailing of the openings, roof underlayment and integrating the drip edge correctly
  • Using the right fasteners and installing them according to the schedule

Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ at the date, time and location indicated above. Seating will be available.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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