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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.
Common misconceptions about building airtightness, R-value, and the value of a vapor barrier, with building science facts from the DuPontTM Building Knowledge Center.
Stay up-to-date and earn hours towards your continuing education requirements with Building Envelope systems CEU for construction professionals.
DuPont Building Envelope solutions apply building science to help residential contractors create more durable, energy-efficient homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wind Load Resistance, Impact Resistance and Surface Distortion of Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0