If you are designing a new home, protecting your home from damage caused by exposure to the elements is likely to be one of your top concerns. DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap is a popular solution for preventing water damage and other environmental impacts, which is why Miramonte Homes is so committed to its use in our custom homes. Is DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap the right choice for your home? Here are the facts you need to know.
DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap is a breathable barrier.
Tyvek HomeWrap strikes the right balance of protection and breathability for your home. Its nonwoven structure lets moisture vapor pass through it, so it will evaporate, while still providing adequate protection from damage caused by bulk water exposure. The air exchange rates fall within the recommended guidelines of ASHRAE 62, so you don’t have to worry about the wrap being too tight for your home to breathe naturally. The wrap provides only the amount of breathability necessary without compromising any of the protective benefits.
Even if you have good insulation, you need DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap.
When insulation is installed in your home, you will be told the R-value of that insulation. The higher the R-value, the better, but keep in mind that you may not be getting the full benefits of the stated R-value. All it takes is an 8-mph wind to compromise the R-value of your insulation by 30%. House wraps like DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap prevent drafts from compromising your insulation, so it can perform as expected.
DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap can be used under any façade material.
Opting for Tyvek HomeWrap doesn’t limit your options when you’re designing a new home. It can be used under any façade you choose, from brick and stucco to cedar siding, vinyl, and stone. As long as the façade is properly installed, the Tyvek HomeWrap will work.
Are you looking for a custom home in Tucson or Flagstaff? Trust Miramonte Homes to build the quality home of your dreams. Talk to one of our team today by calling (520) 615-8900.