As mention in the first “Why Materials Matter” blog it was mentioned that many of the things that make up your home you do not even see. This blog is about one of those materials that you generally never see but plays a very important role. Tyvek® is a product that is made by DuPont™ and is the trademarked name for their brand of house wrap.
Outside of the sheathed walls of your home the entire perimeter exterior is covered in HomeWrap®. Tyvek® pioneered this technology and is the industry leader in house wrap. The Tyvek brand has some very significant qualities. Tyvek® HomeWrap® helps prevent the infiltration of air which makes your home much more energy efficient while at the same time lets water vapor escape to prevent any mildew issues.
We invite you to do your own research as see if your builder uses a house wrap and if so what brand they use. Feel free to go to the Tyvek® HomeWrap® if you would like to learn more about the material. The website is: http://www.dupont.com/products-and-services/construction-materials/building-envelope-systems/brands/water-barrier-systems/products/tyvek-homewrap-superior-house-wrap.html?src=gg-kg_tyvek-be-us_tyvek-house-wrap&gclid=CL6X-rWiz9MCFYyLswodGuEPlw