The Difference is Tyvek®

Tyvek® Homewrap® - The Original Housewrap

Tyvek® HomeWrap® - Experience the Difference

When it comes to choosing a house wrap, you have more options than ever.

DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® - the original house wrap - was introduced in 1980. Since then, it’s been used to protect more than a million homes and has been named the #1 house wrap in Builder magazine’s annual brand survey for 19 years in a row. Meanwhile, an assortment of competing products and technologies have entered the market. Many of these products share one thing in common, they claim to be “better than” or “just like” DuPont™ Tyvek® but that’s just not true.  

Follow the links below to see the Tyvek® Difference compared to our competitors. 

See how Tyvek® stacks up to the competition:

If you're considering ZIP Sheathing®, you may want to check this out first.

You'll see the results. Discover the proven differences.

Sugar-Coated Claims from ZIP System® & Other Coated Sheathing Solutions

These systems consist of a WRB material (e.g. resin-impregnated kraft paper) adhered to an oriented strand board (OSB) structural panel with taped seams.

TYPAR® Laminated House Wraps Aren't What They Seem

Whether you’re building a new home, or residing or remodeling an existing one, insist on Tyvek® for superior weather protection. It’s no fairy tale.

Perforated House Wraps Just Don't Hold Water

DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers have a unique structure that delivers superior air and water holdout and breathability, far exceeding code requirements. Don't compromise!

Choosing the Right Weather Barrier

The primary purpose of a house wrap is to prevent air penetration and water damage in the wall assemblies of the homes you build. A good water-resistive barrier (WRB) must perform four equally important functions:

1. It MUST function as an air barrier to help prevent drafts.

2. It MUST provide bulk water resistance to help prevent water that gets behind the exterior cladding from entering into the wall cavity.

3. It MUST offer moderate-to-high vapor permeability to allow any water that does enter the wall cavity to evaporate.

4. It MUST be durable enough to withstand job-site challenges during installation.

To accomplish all of this, a product needs to provide the proper balance of air and water resistance and vapor permeability, yet also be strong enough to withstand the rigors of the construction process and perform after installation.



The DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center provides technical information and support and industry-shaping insights to help builders address the highest performance standards.


The DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialist Network is a national team of highly-trained field representatives, who deliver detailed information on DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems products and offer on-site guidance and training to help you get your job gets done right.


DuPont™ Tyvek® Certified Installers are on-site DuPont air-and-water barrier product experts, able to provide installation services that can help seal the building envelope.

TYPAR® is a registered trademark of Avintiv, Inc., a Berry Plastics Company. ZIP System® is a registered trademark of Huber Engineered Woods LLC.