DuPont Performance Building Solutions Announces DuPont™ Tyvek® Roof Protector™

Press Release | July 15, 2020

The new Tyvek® Roof Protector™ color change from black to gray provides a cooler surface experience for builders and contractors on the roof


WILMINGTON, Del.., July 15, 2020 – DuPont, a global science and innovation leader in the construction industry, announces the launch of DuPont™ Tyvek® Roof Protector™, a new product under the Tyvek® brand that provides a cooler gray color surface for builders and roofing contractors to work on. In addition to a color change, the new product features good walkability for safe working conditions, with a wrinkle-free and slip-resistant surface that allows for better traction and grip for contractors.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Roof Protector™ very effectively holds chalk lines with increased visibility, which provides speed and accuracy during installation of the final roofing assembly. It is designed to protect roof decks from wind and water with a durable weather barrier. Unlike other value synthetics, DuPont™ Tyvek® Roof Protector™ is much less prone to wind pull-up and tearing at fastener points during installation and is designed to lay flat. The product provides the ideal combination of protection and performance to get every job done quickly, effectively, and safely.


“Continuous innovation and improvement is at the core of our company”

Ryan Gerulski, North America market manager, DuPont Performance Building Solutions


“Continuous innovation and improvement is at the core of our company,” says Ryan Gerulski, North America market manager, DuPont Performance Building Solutions. “The upgrades to our DuPont™ Tyvek® Roof Protector™ product line is just another example of our team taking customer feedback, market needs, and making improvements to ensure we have the best products for our customers.”


This engineered synthetic roofing underlayment has a high strength to weight ratio and is UV resistant for up to three months. Its strong tear resistant features provide long-lasting and high-performing moisture protection for an array of roof designs. The product is ideal for steep slope roofing applications under asphalt shingles or metal cladding, with printed guidelines for quick shingle alignment.

Brought to you by DuPont, the trusted name in total building envelope solutions, DuPont™ Tyvek® Roof Protector™ is covered by a 20-year limited product replacement warranty.

Check out the Tyvek® Roof Protector™ product page for more information. 

About DuPont Performance Building Solutions
DuPont Performance Building Solutions is a global innovation leader in the building and construction industry, providing products and materials for all six sides of the building envelope. By developing solutions for managing the air, water and thermal performance of buildings and residences, we help our customers build energy-efficient, resilient, and durable shelters in a rapidly changing world. Backed by unmatched industry insight, building knowledge, and technical support, as well as world-class brands such as Styrofoam™ Brand, Tyvek®, and Great Stuff™, our products and services portfolio enables customers to focus on what they do best, no matter where and how they choose to build.
About DuPont Safety & Construction
DuPont Safety & Construction, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures and the environment – and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex® Tyvek®, Styrofoam™ Brand and Filmtec®.
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