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Tyvek® HomeWrap® | DuPont

DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® is the world’s leading housewrap.

Providing the best balance of weather protection, moisture management and durability

With more than 30 years of residential performance on millions of homes, DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® is the world’s leading housewrap.

DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® has an optimal balance of properties for superior performance against the elements and as compared to competing products. When using Tyvek® HomeWrap® you can be assured you are using the brand leader in weather resistant barriers.

A weather resistant barrier is a building's main protection against the damaging effects of the elements. A funtioning barrier must include four basic properties:

  • It must have a high level of AIR RESISTANCE - to help prevent drafts, reduce energy bills and resist the flow of moisture laden air through wall cavities.
  • It must have a high level of WATER RESISTANCE - to help protect the wall cavity from water that gets behind the cladding.
  • It must have moderate to high VAPOUR PERMEABILITY - to promote drying in wall systems.
  • It must be DURABLE - to withstand the rigors of the construction site and continue to perform once construction is completed.

DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® is a non-woven, nonperforated sheet made by spinning extremely fine continuous high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fibres that are fused together to form a strong uniform web. DuPont™ Tyvek® is a unique brand and the only product manufactured this way. This tough, durable and unique structure is not susceptible to the compromises of a perforated material. The fibrous structure is engineered to create millions of extremely small pores that resist bulk water and air penetration while allowing moisture vapour to pass through. DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® achieves an excellent balance of weather resistance and vapour permeability.

10-Year Limited Warranty

DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems offers a 10-Year Limited Warranty.DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems offers a 10-Year Limited Warranty, giving you the assurance that DuPont will stand behind its products. For Consumer limited warranty click here.

For Builders, General Contractors, or Professional Installers limited warranty contact your local DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialist or call 1-800-44-TYVEK.


See related documents, such as FAQs, installation guides and physical property data sheets, in the Technical Information section of this web site.