Building Envelope systems: Home Exterior Remodeling and Residing
Weather barriers can add lasting durability, comfort, and energy efficiency to the buildings you renovate.
Home exterior remodeling and residing projects often begin by focusing on windows, shingles, siding and trim. But adding a DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barrier to the discussion can bring added value to the job for contractors and homeowners.
Clear Advantages for Homeowners
It starts with simple protection. A DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barrier resists air and water intrusion, but is also vapor permeable or breathable, so any moisture vapor in the wall can escape. This can provide more protection against the potential growth of mold behind new siding.
Improving water resistance and controlling air flow can also contribute to better insulation performance, enhanced energy efficiency and a more comfortable home.
The Professionals’ Choice
Brothers Strong, Inc., of Houston, Texas is one of Remodeling Magazine’s “Big 50” nationally recognized pros. For home exterior remodeling projects, Brothers Strong advocates the use of Tyvek® to its clients.
Company vice president Michael Strong, CGR, says, “Tyvek® has become our recommendation for virtually all remodeling projects involving new construction and residing. Applied properly, it won't tear or degrade like felt, it protects the integrity of the wall system, adds to the comfort level inside, and reduces heating and cooling costs.”
He added,“Our clients are happy with the added protection of Tyvek® and feel the increased cost is minimal, given the value it adds to their renovation. When you use the best brand names, you can’t go wrong."
A Potential Plus for Energy Efficiency
As a water and air barrier, DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers can enhance the energy efficiency of the home. Air movement inside the wall cavity can diminish the installed R-value of insulation. The same holds true for moisture infiltration into the wall cavity. Decreased R-value can lead to increased load on heating and cooling systems, and potentially higher energy usage and costs. DuPont™ Tyvek® products work to tighten the building envelope to help keep unwanted air and water out, and insulation performing to installed R-value
It’s What’s Inside That Counts
Every project has its own challenges. No two home exterior remodeling or residing jobs are exactly the same. Whatever cladding or façade you’re using,Tyvek® weather barriers are designed to help protect the home. By offering bulk water holdout and breathability, Tyvek® weather barriers and DuPontTM Flashing Systems help prevent water accumulation in the wall, which can lead to water damage andthe growth of mold, making a long-term contribution to the durability of the home, as well as the satisfaction of the homeowner.
Choosing DuPont™ Tyvek® weatherization products has benefits beyond increased building performance and energy efficiency. DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialists and Tyvek® Certified Installers are availableto ensure the proper installation of Tyvek® weatherization systems. All of which helps ensure the home is sealed tight, and the Tyvek® installation project is done right.
Warranty Protection and Recognized Leadership
DuPont™ Tyvek®brandis known and trusted by building professionals and homeowners alike. From resides to new additions, Tyvek® products are backed by a limited warranty from DuPont, a company with more than 200 years’ experience in delivering highquality, reliable products.
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