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The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) provides third-party evaluation of a range of air barrier systems for designers, contractors, and installers, including a range of DuPont™ Tyvek® systems.
Review air barrier testing methods and performance requirements in an article by building scientists from the DuPont™ Building Knowledge team.
Air leakage testing shows Tyvek® commercial air barrier assemblies exceed a range of requirements, when tested in accordance with ASTM E2357.
Common misconceptions about building airtightness, R-value, and the value of a vapor barrier, with building science facts from the DuPontTM Building Knowledge Center.
The DuPont™ Tyvek® Architectural binder provides comprehensive information to help Architects and Builders in Specifying and Installing DuPont Weatherization Systems.
DuPont Building Envelope Systems apply building science to help residential contractors create more durable, energy-efficient homes.
Stay up-to-date and earn hours towards your continuing education requirements with Building Envelope Systems CEU for construction professionals.
DuPont building science has led to the development of portable wall assembly testing stations specially designed for real-world building envelope testing in a variety of challenging climates.
Meet the DuPont building science experts responsible for developing innovative, energy efficient building envelope products and knowledge solutions.
Compare the material science and performance of DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers with perforated wraps, to determine the best house wrap for vapor permeability and air and water holdout.
Commercial building professionals trust Tyvek® air and water barriers to provide a simple, cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency and lower total operating costs over time, when used as part of a building envelope design solution.
Tyvek® presents myths and facts about airtightness, and the impact of air leakage on energy use, durability, comfort and indoor air quality.
DuPont Building Scientist Maria Spinu, Ph.D. discusses recent energy code changes, and how they are challenging traditional thinking about energy efficient building, and creating new best practices.
DuPont building science collaborations with industry organizations are central to developing more sustainable, innovative construction practices, standards, and codes.
DuPont Building Envelope Systems bring 30 years of innovation to providing air and moisture control for today’s energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.
See information on code compliance's for DuPont Building Envelope Systems products, and learn how each is tested.
Fact sheets, tech talks, white papers and technical bulletins offering product specifications on our products, plus info on the latest in DuPont Building Science.
DuPont™ Building Envelope System products can help contribute to a LEED® certified building by helping to seal the building envelope against both air and water infiltration.
DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers for commercial use are compliant with NFPA 285 standards for vertical fire performance in exterior wall assemblies.
Click here for in-depth information on the chemical and physical properties of DuPont Building Envelope Systems materials, along with specific safety measures recommended for each product.
Before you start designing, installing, or remodeling, be sure to get product and performance specs.
Tyvek® weather barriers are a must to protect wall systems that include exterior foam sheathing from air and water infiltration.
Tyvek® products help maintain the R-Value of insulation by reducing air movement through walls and providing resistance to damaging water infiltration.
Tyvek® weather barrier and other DuPont building envelope materials have received the NAHB Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification as sustainable building products
DuPont Building Envelope Systems are designed for use in sustainable buildings that last longer, while using less energy and fossil fuels.
Get all the information you need prior to starting a design, construction, or remodeling project. Easily access technical bulletins, physical property data sheets, installation guidelines, frequently asked questions, and more.
See how the optimal level of vapor permeability – a key Tyvek® difference – helps promote drying, and protects against water damage and mold in wall systems.