How to put Tyvec around doors and windows?

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Old 05-01-06, 10:27 PM
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How to put Tyvec around doors and windows?

Do you tape it around? Fold and staple? or do you use caulking? I ripped off all the old siding and I am starting the wrap. I was also going to put on fanfold over this but after reading hear I find that I just may go with Tyvec.

Please any help? Do I caulk the bottom to seal? Is GE window/door caulk good?
 
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If you have not seen it, the Tyvek installation guide is at:

http://construction.tyvek.com/pdf/K02107HRBeforeInstall.pdf

I'm doing the same thing to my workshop this week. The guide gives an example for windows.

I plan on cutting and applying one layer of tyvek across the header and down the sides wraping 10" from the outside, around the jam and into the inside. tape the seams at the corners of the doors, then apply the house wrap around the whole house. Cut the door openings out and tape the 2nd layer to the first.

If anyone has a better idea, please reply.

Received the following from Tyvek after I emailed them:

"We do not offer installation guidelines for garage doors. Please contact your local representative.

To speak with the Tyvek® Specialist in your region, please click below:
http://www.tyvek.com/NASApp/tyvek/locator/jsp/specialistSearch.jsp


Good luck,

DWC
 

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rnappi,

follow the directions on Tyvek's website. They show you how to cut out the openings correctly, then fold in and staple. You can tape all edges with Tyvek contractor's tape. You don't caulk anything when applying tyvek to the house.

dwcurry,

not sure why you are using two layers?
 
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"not sure why you are using two layers?"

XSleeper,

I'm concerned about the corners When you cut and fold won't it leave the jamb corners exposed. In the case of a window I'll be using flashing, but for the swinging door and garage door I didn't plan on flashing so I thought that the extra material in the corners would be a good idea. (Should I also use flashing on the jambs of the doors.)

I may have it all pictured wrong in my head, so any advice would be appreciated.

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If there was a problem with cutting 45's at the corners and folding it in, I think Tyvek would recommend a different method. Tyvek is used to protect the sheathing, it's not really a flashing that is meant to wrap the entire rough opening.

If your door or garage door are getting trimmed with brickmould and you want added protection for some reason, you can use Grace Vycor or Tyvek Straightflash adhesive membranes and fold the tape onto the brickmould. (assuming the edge of the brickmould will be covered by siding, or the brickmould will be clad with trim coil.)

Or if you are installing a new exterior door, you can use Carl Hagstrom's method of making your own fin out of adhesive membranes. It is illustrated and described in the 1/2006 issue of Journal of Light Construction on pages 61-68.
 
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XSleeper,

Thanks for the replys. I'm going to be using hardi-board so I wanted to make sure that I had Tyvek behind it. Since the hardi-board will be on the exposed 2x6 jambs around the garage door I thought that I would need to cover it up with the Tyvek. It appears that the Tyvek cutting method would leave the corners exposed, pehaps not - I'll find out tonight. If exposed, I was going to put extra material there and tape it before putting up the hardi-board in that area.


The flanged window is a different matter. I'll be using Grace Vycor there.

DWC
 
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