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Title: Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes

Abstract

The goal of this research is to provide durable and long-term water management solutions using exterior insulating sheathing as part of the water management system. It is possible to tape or seal the joints in insulating sheathing to create a drainage plane and even an air control layer. There exists the material durability component of the tape as well as the system durability component being the taped insulating sheathing as the drainage plane. This measure guideline provides best practice and product recommendations from the interviewed contractors and homebuilders who collectively have a vast amount of experience. Three significant issues were discussed with the group, which are required to make taped insulating sheathing a simple, long-term, and durable drainage plane: horizontal joints should be limited or eliminated wherever possible; where a horizontal joint exists use superior materials; and frequent installation inspection and regular trade training are required to maintain proper installation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1220298
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4495
6887
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
residential; Residential Buildings; BSC; Building America; insulating sheathing; tape; drainage plane; flashing; window flashing; water management; durability

Citation Formats

Grin, A., and Lstiburek, J. Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1220298.
Grin, A., & Lstiburek, J. Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes. United States. doi:10.2172/1220298.
Grin, A., and Lstiburek, J. Mon . "Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes". United States. doi:10.2172/1220298. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1220298.
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abstractNote = {The goal of this research is to provide durable and long-term water management solutions using exterior insulating sheathing as part of the water management system. It is possible to tape or seal the joints in insulating sheathing to create a drainage plane and even an air control layer. There exists the material durability component of the tape as well as the system durability component being the taped insulating sheathing as the drainage plane. This measure guideline provides best practice and product recommendations from the interviewed contractors and homebuilders who collectively have a vast amount of experience. Three significant issues were discussed with the group, which are required to make taped insulating sheathing a simple, long-term, and durable drainage plane: horizontal joints should be limited or eliminated wherever possible; where a horizontal joint exists use superior materials; and frequent installation inspection and regular trade training are required to maintain proper installation.},
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year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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