DuPont Tyvek® Weatherization Systems:
There's no doubt about it. Tyvek® is simply basic to better building. Wrapping a home in a "protective envelope" is a good building practice that helps combat a home's worst enemies: water, moisture and air infiltration. Millions of homes wrapped in Tyvek® over the last 2 decades are are saving energy costs for homeowners.
Millions of homes have excellent secondary protection against water and moisture damage. DuPont, the inventor of Tyvvek continues to re-invent new products, new techniques.
That's why Tyvek® is your ideal secondary defense against the damaging effects of weather. And that's why you should know how Tyvek® works and what makes it superior to other housewraps and building papers on the market today.
6 GREAT REASONS WHY IT'S THE BEST HOUSEWRAP.
Typar HouseWrap is your best all-around choice of use as a sheathing membrane or air barrier in residential and commercial construction. The Typar membrane keeps air and secondary water out, while the microporous construction allows moisture vapor to escape the wall cavity.
- EXCEPTIONAL WATER HOLDOUT
Typar Housewrap is designed to act as a secondary water barrier. Taking the industry to a new level for water resistance, Typar sets the standard even when surfactants are present. The exterior cladding is the primary barrier for water intrusion. Ensuring holdout of secondary water requires proper flashing and attention to detailing at corners and windows and doors.It is highly recommended that a rain screen or furring strips be incorporated in coastal or other high wind and water areas.
- BEST CHOICE FOR TEAR STRENGTH
Typar HouseWrap is the category leader in tear strength. Grab tensile is the preferred test method to illustrate on-the-job performance, and Typar performs at more than twice the industry standard.
- OPTIMAL MOISTURE VAPOR TRANSMISSION
And air barrier must breathe to prevent moisture entrapment in the wall cavity.
- OUTSTANDING ULTRAVIOLET PERFORMANCE
Typar HouseWrap will resist deterioration from UV exposure. Guaranteed. In the event of construction delays, Typar is unconditionally guaranteed.
- SUPERIOR AIR HOLDOUT
Typar HouseWrap is a type I air barrier and exceeds the Canadian air barrier standard. This allows the product to be used for both commercial and residential construction.
- ENHANCED SURFACTANT RESISTANCE
Typar HouseWrap is designed to have excellent performance for surfactant resistance. Typar successfully resists cedar oil turpentine and soaps, making it ideal for installation under wood siding and stucco.