Going green

Waking up to a gray, yucky, slushy mess outside this morning (and a sore throat, ugh!), it’s a relief to know that I don’t need to worry about any moisture seeping through the unfinished outside areas of the house and into our new drywall.

While the Hardie board siding is going up slower than I had expected, I am reassured that we’ll be protected from the elements by our GreenGuard underlayment – just one of the many green products we’ve incorporated into the re-construction of this house.

We went with the MAX building wrap as a water and air barrier that provides excellent moisture protection and energy efficiency.  This product is non-perforated, which makes it particularly resistant against rain (and at this time of year, snow and slush) before the cladding goes on, and water that may seep through the cladding after installation.

It seems to have stopped snowing for the time being (although the stupid forecast is calling for scattered flurries tomorrow through the rest of the week), so hopefully we’ll see a bit more progress by the end of today.


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