Siding is vital to your home’s weather protection, energy efficiency and appeal. It’s also necessary to maintain the comfort of your living space. Usually, before replacing this component, people ask if they need to get a house wrap. A local vinyl siding installation expert answers this frequently asked question.
What Is a House Wrap?
A house wrap prevents water from infiltrating your siding. It’s a protective material that keeps moisture from seeping beneath your home’s cavity. As long as installed correctly, it can minimize the risk of mold growth, rot and other moisture-related issues.
House wraps come in synthetic materials like spun-bonded olefin and woven polypropylene. It may help to know that they are not completely waterproof. Moisture from your indoor spaces should be able to pass through the house wrap to avoid mold, mildew and rot.
Is It Necessary Before Siding Installation?
Whether or not your home needs a house wrap depends on its structure. Adding one when it isn’t necessary can compromise your humble abode’s ventilation, resulting in moisture problems. An experienced professional will thoroughly assess your property to determine if they need to install a house wrap before your siding. At Timberland Exteriors, we can help you make the best decision for your home. Besides siding installation, we also specialize in storm damage restoration.
Your location can also determine if a house wrap is necessary for your home. For instance, your contractor might only add a house wrap on one side of your home if you are in a cold climate. Depending on where you live, you may need to get a vapor barrier to meet building code requirements.
Do you need new siding for your home? Turn to Timberland Exteriors for quality exterior remodeling services. We’re also happy to assist with your roofing and vinyl window installation needs. Call us at (651) 439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes). You can also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We proudly serve clients in St. Paul, MN, and nearby communities.