Moisture vapor transmission and water resistive barriers are complicated topics. Below is a classic sketch of what can happen when sound science is not applied with respect to building construction and code compliance.

This presents a humorous illustration of what can happen when you are simply “trying to get the water out” and have not properly thought through the unintended consequences of your actions.

To help accurately deal with the mystery of water and vapor management in buildings and to take your knowledge to a deeper understanding level, a continuous insulation website has been created to bring any reader power through organized knowledge. This is just the beginning for the evolution of this website. We’ll be providing many more articles and website information in 2018.