DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™
DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ is an engineered weather barrier that builds on the weather-resistive properties of DuPont™ Tyvek®. It has vertical grooves on the surface to help channel bulk water while allowing water vapor to pass through the moisture barrier, which helps to promote drying in wall systems. DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ is the product choice when enhanced drainage is desired behind claddings such as primed wood, fiber cement siding and foam board applied over flat substrates.
How It Works:
DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ can help enhance drainage behind claddings including:
• primed wood (all six sides)
• fiber cement siding
• foam board applied over flat substrates
DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ is a weather barrier engineered with vertical grooves to promote drainage in wall systems by helping channel water safely to the outside.
The breathable structure allows water vapor to pass through the bulk water moisture barrier to promote drying in wall systems which can help in the prevention of mold and mildew growth.
The unique non-woven fiber structure of DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ helps stop air movement through the walls providing a more energy efficient home.
Builders who use DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap® can earn up to 17 points toward certification to the National Green Building Standard™.
When installed as an air infiltration barrier, DuPont™ Tyvek® may help contribute towards U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points and may help the home owner to qualify for an energy tax credit.
The performance of DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ exceeds the 2006 International Building Code (section 1403.2) and the 2006 International Residential code (Section R703.1) as a water-resistive barrier and meets the air barrier requirements of ICC-ES AC-38 and the ASTM E1677 Standard Specification for a Type I air barrier. DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ comes backed by a 10-year limited warranty from DuPont, a company dedicated to providing you with innovative and reliable products for over 200 years. Our DuPont Certified Installer Program also provides trained installation services, which is one more way to put the building science expertise of DuPont right at your fingertips.
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