Should I add tyvek to house?

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Old 11-23-07, 08:44 PM
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Should I add tyvek to house?

I have a house built in 1978 that has vinyl siding over a black fiberboard sheathing (not sure of the name of it) with fiberglass batt insulation and a plastic sheet vapor barrier then drywall. I need to pull siding off of our house repair the flashing on a dormer, Depending on the damage to the sheathing I may replace it with polystyrene sheathing or osb. My question is this, should I put tyvek over the sheathing or will this trap moisture between the drywall vapor barrier and the sheathing? thanks!
 
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Old 11-23-07, 10:55 PM
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Im pretty sure that actual tyvek isnt a moisture barrier at all. Its just an air infiltration barrier.
 
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Old 11-24-07, 06:53 AM
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Ok I went to tyveks website and they say its a gross water infiltration barrier, and a air infiltration barrier. It says its breatheble so I suppose it wouldn't hurt to use it over the black board sheathing or the polystyrene sheathing if I replace the blackboard.
 
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