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This library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically. While we continually update our database, links may have changed since posting. Please contact our webmaster if you find broken links.

Author(s): Smegal, Lstiburek
Organization(s): Building Science Corporation
Publication Date: April, 2012

Report summarizing current research, summarizes issues that have been experienced with current best practices, and recommends ways in which the best practices can be improved for water managing sheathings.

Author(s): Lstiburek
Organization(s): Building Science Corporation
Publication Date: October, 2006

Guide providing information about controlling rainwater through use of drainage planes.

Author(s): Department of Energy
Organization(s): DOE
Publication Date: October, 2000

Brochure with information about how to select and install house wrap and other weather-resistive barriers.