House Wrap

House Wrap

If someone would ask me: What is the worst part of the Tiny House build? I would answer: Putting the tarp over the roof when it rains.

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Well, thanks to Southern California weather, it doesn’t rain that often. But wrapping your house can be even more painful if you don’t do it properly and patiently.

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Especially when there’s a little bit of wind!

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The house wrap helps keep your tiny home nice and dry in case water makes it behind your siding. When you install it, you have to think like a drop of water. Yep… think like a sneaky unwanted water drop that’s trying to break into your home.

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The first thing you want to do is to nail one corner, stretch the house wrap along your wall and nail the corner. Once that’s done, the rest is a lot easier. Make sure your install the bottom piece first then overlap the next one (if needed) by about six inches. This way, if a dreaded water drop makes in under the siding, the wrap will hopefully save the sheathing.

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Building Tip #1:

House wrap (at least Tyvek) is pretty rugged material. But it cuts just like gift wrapping paper: you can easily slide through with a good pair of scissors.

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Building Tip #2:

Wear sunglasses if there’s any sun! Gosh that white is blinding.

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Follow the house wrap instructions. In our case, all seams had to be tapped with specific house wrap Tyvek tape.

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Building tip #3:

The Tyvek tape is pretty expensive and you will end up with extra when you’re done. For piece of mind, you can use the rest to cover the nails.

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I learned this tip directly from Dan Louche’s tiny house building videos. Check out his Tiny Home Builders website and seriously consider purchasing his How-To Videos. We did, and they are excellent!

Tumbleweed also makes great How-To Videos, which we also purchased. Honestly, both are very good and they complete one-another. I always go back and forth between both of them to get as much information as I can.

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With a little bit of practice, you’ll end up with a tightly wrapped house for your neighbors’ enjoyment.

Here’s to being better at wrapping houses than wrapping gifts…

-Guillaume

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5 Comments

  1. July 24, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    I found about this new movement from my daughter and her boyfriend and how they wanted to create a tiny house! I did more research on the subject and added it to my site http://EarthMum.org under Tiny House article let me know what you think?

    Earth Mum

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