DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Systems - Optimize the Building Envelope
Tyvek® building wrap solution helps make buildings more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient.
Whether it’s a skyscraper or a single-family home, the building envelope is an essential line of defense against air, water and wasted energy.
DuPont Building Envelope systems offer solutions that meet or exceed codes, help extend building life, and help reduce fossil fuel consumption. They resist moisture and air, but are highly permeable, to reduce the risk of condensation damage, wood rot or mold growth.
DuPont has been the industry leader since it invented the building wrap category more than 30 years ago. Today, we’re working with architects, builders and installers on innovative solutions for the next generation of new construction, and renovation of existing buildings.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Where to Buy Tyvek®
- Roof Underlay Durability
- Navigating Wall Assembly Fire Testing
- NFPA 285 Compliant Wall Assemblies With DuPont™ Tyvek®
- Vapor Permeable or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does It Matter?
- Helpful Links
- Controlling Air Leakage
- Vapor Permeable Or Impermeable
- Understanding High Perm vs. Low Perm
- Truth About Permeability
- The Difference is Tyvek®
Are You Smarter Than Water?
The building industry continues to face litigation for moisture related issues from a failure to design and build forgiving wall systems that can manage moisture that enters the wall cavity. Make sure you use a weather barrier system that does not rely on reverse flashing the window opening and reverse flashing with seam tape as they can create a direct path for water intrusion.