Q. This is sort of an emergency question, what with winter coming on soon. I am building a shop using gluelam rafters with OSB sheathing. I want to ultimately cover it with corrugated metal. I have some things that need to be done before the metal can go on so I’m looking for a covering until that time. Is Tyvek appropriate for this function? It would have to remain uncovered for some time. The problem is that moisture is leaking thru and freezing. I’m afraid to leave it completely uncovered for fear of water and frost damage on the OSB. Can regular staples be used to attach the Tyvek? I have also thought of using an asphalt roll roofing for this application, but I am concerned that it might be too abrasive on the underside of the future metal.
A: I’d contact Bakor Roofing Systems at 1-800-387-9598. Their technical help desk will assist you with information about a Roll Roofing Peel and Stick Product as well as advise you as to who in your area can supply it to you.