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        Im installing. My walls I want to put plastic on the walls before. I put drywall up my husband said to put roll roofing. Instead. Which. One if any is better
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Feb 24, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Please go back and reread your post and see if it makes any since to you.
        Going to have to guess what it is your asking.
        Installation = insulation?
        What type insulation are you using?
        The more details you give the faster you get answers, not more questions.


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        Posts: 18032 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        tarpaper or house wrap goes on the outside, label side to the wind, so moisture can escape from exterior walls. tape seams as/if recommended by the material manufacturer.

        8 mil plastic goes on the inside studs over the insulation before the drywall goes up, as both a wind shield and to block moisture transfer. seams should be taped, the inspectors look for "red tape" which adhesive does not dry up and fall off.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5780 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        This is very helpful. Thank you
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Feb 24, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Also, if you use plastic on the inside you want to use unfaced insulation. Faced insulation has a vapor barrier built in to the craft paper. You run the risk of trapping water between the two vapor barriers if you use plastic over top of faced insulation.


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