That was one heck of a storm last night! As rain and wind was pounding our house last night I began thinking about the building practices of homes in our town. As building products evolve what we see in the market evolves, but at a much slower rate. This picture does a good job of showing several products used to protect your new home from storms like we had last night.
The furthest house is built with a foam board product and with weatherproofing paper stapled over top. These overlapping layers of weatherproofing paper require tape to weatherproof the house.
The middle house is built with a "Zip System" exterior. This product has the waterproofing paper laminated onto the OSB sheathing. This is another product that relies on tape to be the chief method of ensuring water, wind, bugs, etc. do not enter the walls of your home.
The closest house was built with 2x6 exterior walls and was 100% sealed with EnviroDri. EnviroDri is a liquid applied waterproofing that prevents rain, wind and bugs from penetrating the walls. No tape is necessary, it's a 100% continuous and seamless application. The liquid dries but remains flexible to accommodate expansion and contraction.
All of these homes will get thousands of holes pounded into them when the siding is applied. EnviroDri is the only product seen here that will stay pliable and act as a sealer around each and every nail that is pounded into the wall.
EnviroDri is just one included feature in every custom home started by The Home Company. Please consider best building practices when shopping for your next custom home, because we all know the storms will keep coming!