When it comes to protecting a build against the elements, moisture is a primary concern. There are many ways to combat moisture intrusion. Let’s compare two of the most popular: LP® WeatherLogic® panels vs. housewrap.
Water-resistive barriers (WRBs) come in a few different forms: integrated systems, like LP® WeatherLogic®, and housewrap are two of the most common. WRBs are installed behind the exterior cladding to resist rain and other moisture from getting to the walls of a structure, which then helps prevent the buildup of mold, fungal decay, or rot.
Let’s look at a few points of comparison for LP® WeatherLogic® vs. housewrap.
LP® WeatherLogic® panels are made from engineered wood and a water-resistive overlay. Housewrap is generally made from high-density polyethylene (HPDE) fibers fused together to form a web.
LP® WeatherLogic® panels integrate sheathing and WRB technology, making for an easy process. Housewrap installation involves putting the wrap on the structure after sheathing is installed.
Now Structural I, LP® WeatherLogic® panels offer the strength and durability of engineered wood. Packed with waxes and resins and overlaid with a WRB membrane, they resist water and air penetration. LP® WeatherLogic® panels are designed to stand up to the installation process while resisting moisture.
Designed for roofing and walls, LP® WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier is a structural I rated sheathing that offers greater cross-panel strength and stiffness. It is an integrated roof and wall sheathing system designed to manage moisture while providing the proven strength of LP® strand technology. LP® WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier offers an all-in-one moisture management system for your build.
LP® WeatherLogic® panels offer a structural I wall and roof sheathing system with an integrated overlay that helps provide a continuous air and water-resistive barrier for a tighter building envelope while allowing moisture vapor to escape.