DuPont™ TYVEK® DRAINWRAP™
DuPont™ Introduces DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ for
Superior Water Drainage
DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ provides a building drainage system and weather barrier for areas that require maximum water drainage
drainage, combat moisture and prevent air infiltration. Its use will create a more comfortable, energy-efficient home or building.
|WILMINGTON, DE - DuPont, makers of DuPont™T Tyvek® construction products, announces the addition of DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ to the barrier wrap product family. Tyvek® DrainWrap™ offers the unique combination of a drainage system and a weather barrier in a single product and is specifically designed to provide superior water
"Wrapping a home or building with DuPont™ Tyvek ® DrainWrap™ provides builders with a weather barrier best suited for areas that require maximum water drainage," said Scott Gettelfinger, business manger - DuPont™ Building Innovations in North America. "The wrap does not support the growth of mold or mildew and helps keep heating and cooling costs down by stopping air from infiltrating from outside."
Tyvek® DrainWrap™ acts as a secondary weather membrane against incidental water that might enter around windows, doors or other joints. The barrier features vertical grooves that are engineered onto the surface to provide outstanding bulk water drainage. Combined with flashing and weeps, the grooves on Tyvek® DrainWrap™ help channel water safely to the outside when it is placed between the sheathing and the façade.
Specifically, Tyvek® DrainWrap™ is best used in conditions where a wall system design calls for maximum drainage, such as primed wood and fiber cement siding. The drainage benefits of this product can also be leveraged behind Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and synthetic one-coat stucco systems. Tyvek® DrainWrap™ also is an ideal solution when foam board is applied over a secondary weather barrier or other flat substrates that can interfere with drainage when applied over a flat secondary weather barrier.
Tyvek® DrainWrap™ can be installed in the same manner as Tyvek® HomeWrap® and StuccoWrap®, however the Tyvek® DrainWrap™ must be applied with the grooves placed in the vertical direction, just like Tyvek® StuccoWrap®. Tyvek® DrainWrap™ is available in 9'x125' rolls.
Tyvek® DrainWrap™ was recently recognized in the ProSales Editors' Choice Award for the category "Draining Housewraps."
For questions regarding Tyvek® DrainWrap™ installation, customers can turn to the DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialist Network. This elite 150-person team, which is employed by DuPont™ Tyvek® distributors, offers service throughout the duration of a project, often overseeing installation. Specialists have graduated from a rigorous two-year curriculum of standards, codes, products and systems to earn DuPont™ certification (Senior Specialists must complete a five-year course). The Specialists are fully trained to consult with builders, contractors, remodelers and architects on the important issues they face every day on the job site. In addition, DuPont's research and development team supports the specialists when there is a customer need beyond their personal expertise.
Through its 30 years of research and development measuring wall system dynamics and the attributes of secondary weather barrier systems, DuPont™ knows that protecting wall systems from water infiltration helps to prevent the growth of mold. To create a comfortable, energy-efficient residential home or commercial building, four key elements of DuPont™ Tyvek® construction products are recommended:
To learn more about Tyvek® DrainWrap™ visit www.construction.tyvek.com or call 1-800-44Tyvek.
- DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™, HomeWrap®, CommercialWrap® and StuccoWrap® - a breathable weather-resistant barrier
- DuPont™ Flashing Systems - one step seamless installation that seals around window and door openings
- DuPont™ Tyvek® Wrap Cap Fasteners - secures the wrap to vertical surfaces
- DuPont™ Tyvek® Tape - the final step in creating a protective weather envelope
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