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, especially when paired with the additional protection of LP WeatherLogic® Water Screen, 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. For even more moisture management technology, use LP WeatherLogic Water Screen, which helps drain and channel water and moisture from exterior walls.