29 Jul '13, 8pm

Green Building Q&A: Plywood clips in new home construction

We are finally building the house that I have been planning for the past 3 years. We started with framing from a Shelter kit because I had the naive notion that my brother and I could frame the house. Fortunately I have a very good contractor and carpenters who have been doing the framing. I go by everyday and make sure that all the seams are sealed well. We are now putting on the roof sheathing to try to protect the framing from the record-breaking July rain in the Southeast (most ever in recorded). They are using plywood clips because the joists are 2 ft apart. It seems to me that these clips leave pretty big gaps between the sheets of plywood. Are they really necessary? We are taping the exterior seams with a vapor permeable tape from 475 building supply. And I am caulking the interior seams as well. I just wondered about the necessity of these clips?

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