cheap alternative to Tyvek?

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  1. cyber

    cyber Guest

    I'm thrifty and hate to pay for name brand if an alternative is
    available.
    "If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution." Emma Goldman
    cyber, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. "BP" <> wrote:

    >Why yes. If you are not doing stucco or vinyl siding you could use 15 pound
    >saturated felt (University of Mass tested superior performance to Tyvek) or
    >good old red rosin paper. Both will give you equal proformance BUT unlike
    >Tyvek they cannot be exposed to the elements for long. You must side over
    >them as you go. If rosin paper gets wet it must be torn off and replaced.
    >
    >"cyber" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >: I'm thrifty and hate to pay for name brand if an alternative is
    >: available.
    >: "If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution." Emma Goldman
    >
    >


    Rosin paper under siding of any kind?? Are you kidding??
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    David Meiland
    Friday Harbor, WA
    http://davidmeiland.com/

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    David Meiland, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. cyber

    Tom Baker Guest

    "BP" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > Why yes. If you are not doing stucco or vinyl siding you could use 15 pound
    > saturated felt (University of Mass tested superior performance to Tyvek) or
    > good old red rosin paper. Both will give you equal proformance BUT unlike
    > Tyvek they cannot be exposed to the elements for long. You must side over
    > them as you go. If rosin paper gets wet it must be torn off and replaced.
    >
    > "cyber" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > : I'm thrifty and hate to pay for name brand if an alternative is
    > : available.
    > : "If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution." Emma Goldman


    I certainly agree with your comments - except the rosin paper seems
    not tough enough.
    TB
    Tom Baker, Feb 1, 2004
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  4. "BP" <> wrote:

    >Yes, rosin paper. We used it for many years here in New England before the
    >marketing onslaught of Dupont corporation, convincing people like you that
    >an air barrier that is not plastic and actually absorbent is somehow a bad
    >thing. I have rosin paper on my own house (approx. 20 years old) and have
    >done a couple of additions and have found the plywood to be in pristine
    >condition. I only use Tyvek on my new constructions now, not because it is
    >better, but because it basically weather-tights the house while I wait for
    >my siders to not show up on time! It allows me to accelerate the schedule
    >(or at least not delay it) and therefore make more $$. Well worth the extra
    >cost.
    >
    >"David Meiland" <> wrote in message


    >: Rosin paper under siding of any kind?? Are you kidding??


    People like me? The DuPont corporation hasn't convinced me of
    anything. I'm siding my own house right now with cedar shingles and
    they're going over 30# felt. Rosin paper does not seem like it would
    keep water off of anything for very long, but hey, maybe I'm wrong.
    I'm going to post on the FHB forum and see if they think it's OK.
    ---
    David Meiland
    Friday Harbor, WA
    http://davidmeiland.com/

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    David Meiland, Feb 1, 2004
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