The single biggest problem that any building wrap faces is improper installation. Many types of building wrap tear easily, so if they aren’t handled properly, they may not last long enough to have the siding applied.
Building wrap needs to be taped and lapped properly to be effective. However, many tapes do not fasten to the wrap properly, particularly if the substrate becomes damp or soiled. This leads to seams that allow moisture to infiltrate the building envelope.
If the house seams are placed horizontally, which is common practice, then proper lapping of at least 6-inches must be achieved. Make sure you are using the correct amount of overlap when installing wrap.
Plus, you should use a seam tape that won’t allow moisture into the overlap. Use a product like GreenGuard’s seam tape
which is specially designed to form a tight seal with any GreenGuard building wrap. With GreenGuard seam tape, you don’t have to worry about moisture infiltration at the seams.