red ThermoPly installation?

Old 07-15-14, 07:20 PM
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red ThermoPly installation?

Hi, we are having numerous problems with our new home, and found this Red ThermoPly in the attic that backs to a bedroom wall (the building plan calls for it in this location). While it is inside an attic, I think this install looks really sloppy. I've noticed other nearby homes with their ply taped and stapled. Does anyone know if this is wrong or just slop? Thanks
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Old 07-16-14, 03:29 AM
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Hard to tell from the picture exactly what the situation is. The sheathing serves the functions of providing racking strength to the framing as well as providing an air barrier. To accomplish this, the material must be nailed/stapled at perimeter of sheet and at any intermediate framing. The pattern in your pic. seems to indicate that the sheets are just overlapped and nailed at one edge only.

While it is doubtful that the installation will affect the structure in any serious way (based on the location you describe), it is sloppy in terms of its ability to act as an air barrier.

Is this a custom built home or a factory manufactured dwelling?

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