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During the siding replacement process, you’ve likely heard your contractor use the term “house wrap”. The house wrap is a component that you can add to your home in order to prevent moisture, mold growth and drafts. Despite its benefits, however, some homeowners wonder if they really need to have it installed on their homes.

Here’s everything you need to know about house wraps.

How to Tell If You Need a House Wrap

Whether or not your home needs a house wrap actually depends on your contractor when you’re installing your new fiber cement or vinyl siding. In fact, it’s highly recommended that they make the final call on your house wrap as improper installation can negatively impact your home’s ventilation and even cause mold to grow around your home. Luckily, according to experts, if you’re installing rigid foam insulation around your home, you can ask them to install the house wrap at the same time in order to save on labor costs.

Kinds of House Wrap

Believe it or not, there is a wide variety of house wraps on the market. You can choose between various kinds such as asphalt felt house wrap, which is the commonly used material; Grade D Building paper if your home has stucco siding; or liquid WRB if you want your house wrap to act as an air barrier. Regardless of what you choose, your home is sure to benefit when you install a house wrap during your siding replacement project.

Planning to install new siding in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. When it comes to residential roofing and siding installation projects, we are the number one experts to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (613) 738-1774 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ottawa, ON, and other nearby areas in the province of Ontario.