As a homeowner, you may have probably heard of a house wrap and wondered how it works. This material is an essential yet often overlooked part of many exterior renovations, playing a key role in protecting your home from the elements.
But how do you know if your home needs it? S.I.S. Exterior Renovations, a locally trusted siding, windows, and doors expert, answers this question and more below.
Understanding House Wrap
A house wrap is essentially a synthetic material that covers the exterior sheathing of your home. Its primary purpose is to serve as a barrier, keeping wind and water out while allowing your home to breathe. This also helps prevent moisture and condensation from building up within the walls, reducing the risk of mold growth and structural damage.
The Role of House Wrap in Exterior Siding
If you’re considering upgrading your home’s exterior siding, a house wrap is absolutely neccessary. When installed properly and tied in with other membranes and flashing details it will protect your home beyond the life of the siding. Many building failures are as a result of improperly installed or reverse laps of the wrap. If there is a failure, re-side and remediation is required, and you will be unnecessarily replacing your good siding due to an improper house wrap installation. A house wrap can significantly increase the durability and longevity of your siding. It forms a secondary line of defense, protecting the siding from water, debris, and harsh weather conditions. This means your home remains healthy and your gorgeous new siding stays beautiful and damage-free for longer.
Call Us for All Your Exterior Needs
If you are considering siding, be sure to ask questions on the products and process beneath the siding which ultimately protects your home. At S.I.S. Exterior Renovations, experts in exterior envelopes, we can provide you with personalized advice on your home renovation project.
Our company specializes in high-quality exterior home renovations, including James Hardie® siding and window installations. Give us a call at (403) 640-1334, or fill out our contact form to get started on your project. We serve Calgary and the neighboring communities. We’re here to help you make your home the best it can be.