New Innovations in DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Portfolio to Showcase at 2017 International Builders' Show 

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 5th, 2017 – In addition to presentations and live demos of DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions, DuPont Protection Solutions will feature the newly released DuPont™ Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments, DuPont™ Flashing Systems in smaller rolls, and DuPont™ Tyvek® Material Calculator App for smartphones at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show to take place Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Fla.  

IBS Show "Most Innovative Building Product" Finalist - Tyvek® Protec™
DuPont™ Tyvek® Material Calculator App

Showcased in the DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions booth (W4071) will be their newest product, Tyvek® Protec™, which is suitable for use by professional roofing and exteriors contractors in new construction or re-roofing projects as a secondary water barrier on steep-sloped roofs (2:12 or higher) under asphalt shingle, tile, metal, cedar or slate. With its industry-leading walkability, Tyvek® Protec enables effective installation regardless of weather conditions – dry, wet, hot, cold or dirty. Tyvek® Protec lays flat and is wrinkle-free, for ease of installation.  It is easy to chalk, and is available in the United States and in Canada from local lumber and roofing dealers.

 “As a leader in the air and water barrier category, we are excited to showcase how Tyvek® Protec™ is the best-in-class roofing underlayment,” said Jim Ash, global roofing market segment leader, DuPont Protection Solutions. “It’s lightweight durability and excellent secondary moisture protection makes it easy to install, but more importantly, its unique embossed top sheet helps with walkability and protects builders when encountering hazards like dirt and water on the roof.”

At this year’s show, attendees will be able to take a first-hand look at some of the most innovative and sustainable products from the portfolio of DuPont™ Tyvek® weatherization products. Additionally, the booth will feature DuPont™ Flashing Systems in shorter roll lengths, particular for small or do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, and the Tyvek® Material Calculator, which can quickly determine the number of rolls needed for both DuPont Tyvek® weather barriers and DuPont flashing products using a smartphone.

“Our integrated family of products and new offerings continue to help builders, contractors and installers produce the best quality of work with the highest quality of materials,” said Alan Hubbell, Tyvek® global marketing manager. “We are pleased to continuously deliver innovative products to the construction industry that help builders achieve their biggest projects for the greater good.”

Additionally, DuPont Building Envelope Solutions for the residential segment will be demonstrated live throughout the show. Building science and construction experts Mark LaLiberte and Walt Tomala will host a series of presentations and live installation demos, featuring tips and solutions for water and air management, as well as introducing the new Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments. DuPont™ Tyvek® weatherization products will also be featured in a series of live interactive demonstrations at the NAHB High Performance Building Zone (W6157).

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