DuPont Safety & Construction has reportedly announced the launch of DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen aimed at protecting exterior wall systems from moisture damage through advanced protection.
As per trusted sources, the product is DuPont’s first offering that allows a 6mm space for water to drain and air circulation for drying behind the cladding. Reportedly, the new product is compatible with installations behind stucco, veneer, stone, brick, wood, metal panel systems, and fiber systems. The product extends the life of exterior cladding by developing a gap that prevents rot, peeling, and cracks. The product substitutes the intervening layer needed with stucco and stone, while the attached heavy-duty filter fabric stops mortar and stucco intrusion, cite sources.
Sources claimed that the Tyvek DrainVent is beneficial to contractors seeking time efficient products since cutting and installation is easy, the product lays flat, can roll tightly against corners, helps prevent poor installations, and peeling issues. Moreover, its heavy-duty filter fabric prevents mortar, helps develop a flat surface to enable the cladding to stay flat and comes with a high perm rating making it highly breathable. Owing to its innovative three-dimensional honeycomb textured design and durability, the product offers uniform non-structural support for several claddings.
Alan Hubbell, Residential Market Manager of Performance Building Solutions at Dupont Safety & Construction stated that the company is bringing in new solutions to help in building high-performance walls and assuring peace of mind to homebuyers desiring popular designs and claddings. Hubbell further claimed that the DuPont Tyvek DrainVent is a significant addition to DuPont Tyvek weatherization portfolio and customers can be assured that it would provide performance, reliability, and durability expected from an industry leader like Dupont.
The product will be available with a 10 year limited product warranty, as well as a 10 year limited product & labor warranty in case it is installed with DuPont Tyvek’s wrap and flashing products. For customers to ensure their eligibility for the warranty, the company recommends using water-resisting barriers like HomeWrap underneath Tyvek DrainVent, reported sources.