House Wrap is a synthetic replacement material that is used instead of sheathing paper or asphalt paper wrap. These materials are lightweight and offer a wider size to fit over more space without leaving gaps. This is used to create a weather resistant barrier for the building. It is used to reduce the amount of moisture that might get into the building and to improve the energy efficiency of the building. This wrap is put on before the exterior or siding of a building is installed. The use of this material will also help to move moisture out away from the building allowing insulation to maintain the R-value.
While many people find that they want to try to use house wrap on their own, there are some advantages to getting a professional to help. Whether you are under new construction or you have decided to replace your old siding with new siding, you will want to consider wrapping the home. A professional will have the skills and experience necessary to do the job with few breaks or gaps in the wrap. They will also be able to properly remove the old wrap and make sure there is not extra debris left behind that could diminish the value of the new wrap.