Cover all the angles for efficiency
Heat. Cold. Condensation. Enemies of building efficiency come at you from all sides. It pays to have a plan to fight back, and DuPont has put together a systematic approach for staying a step ahead.
Combining the strengths of our high-performance water barrier, air sealing, and thermal protection products, DuPont provides a total-package approach to commercial building envelopes. With our portfolio of building materials, you can take create comprehensive solutions that stand their ground in all kinds of conditions.
DuPont building scientists have worked out all the details for delivering high-performing building envelopes. Our Commercial Wall “Power of Two” system defines the products and the installation processes that, when used together, can qualify for a 10-year product and labor warranty.
A solution for either CMU or steel stud frames, our Wrap OVER ci approach applies Tyvek® CommercialWrap® or CommercialWrap® over Styrofoam™ Brand XPS or Thermax™ Brand Rigid Insulation. As a combination, you get a rugged air and water barrier made for commercial job sites along with the proven energy efficiency of continuous insulation.
With a layer of exterior gypsum between insulation and wrap, the Inverted Wall assembly is designed for steel stud frames. On one side is the thermal efficiency and durability of Styrofoam™ Brand XPS or Thermax™ Brand Rigid Insulation. On the other side you’re protected by the high-tear strength and UV resistance of Tyvek® CommercialWrap® or Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™.
We’ve flipped the script, layering the thermal properties of Styrofoam™ Brand XPS or Thermax™ Brand Rigid Insulation outside the building wrap. This approach starts by fastening exterior gypsum sheathing to the steel stud frame, then installing Tyvek® CommercialWrap® or CommercialWrap® D. Assembly is complete using Rodenhouse Grip-Deck® TubeSeal™ Fasteners to secure continuous insulation.
By using Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ with continuous insulation, you’ll get the added benefits of a weather barrier made for heavy commercial construction. With Silyl-terminated polyether (STPE) technology, the Fluid Applied system providing advanced air and water holdout and vapor permeability. Similar to Wrap UNDER ci, assembly requires Rodenhouse Grip-Deck® TubeSeal™ Fasteners.
Engineering to make it easier
Simplifying energy efficiency