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Title: Building America Case Study: Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes (Fact Sheet)

This guide provides information and recommendations to the following groups: Insulation contractors, General contractors, Builders, Home remodelers, Mechanical contractors, and Homeowners as a guide to the work that needs to be done. The order of work completed during home construction and retrofit improvements is important. Health and safety issues must be addressed first and are more important than durability issues. And durability issues are more important than saving energy. Not all techniques can apply to all houses. Special conditions will require special action. Some builders or homeowners will wish to do more than the important but basic retrofit strategies outlined by this guide. The following are best practice and product recommendations from the interviewed contractors and home builders who collectively have a vast amount of experience. Three significant items were discussed with the group which are required to make taped insulating sheathing a simple, long term, and durable drainage plane: 4. Horizontal joints should be limited or eliminated wherever possible 5. Where a horizontal joint exists use superior materials 6. Frequent installation inspection and regular trade training are required to maintain proper installation Section 5 of this measure guideline contains the detailed construction procedure for the three recommended methods tomore » effectively seal the joints in exterior insulating sheathing to create a simple, long term, and durable drainage plane.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1163802
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4202
KNDJ-0-40337-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Westford, Massachusettes
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION INSULATING SHEATHING; TAPE; DRAINAGE PLANE; FLASHING; WINDOW FLASHING; WATER MANAGEMENT; DURABILITY; RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; BSC; BUILDING AMERICA