The maker of the Typar brand of weather protection systems has introduced a new product with an integrated drainage plane.
“While the adoption for drainage planes in certain parts of the country is being driven by code, we’re finding that builders everywhere are looking for better ways to provide their customers with added assurance against water intrusion,” says Jorge Martinez, senior director of product marketing for Typar. “With Typar Drainable Wrap, builders get the industry-leading performance of Typar building wraps with an integrated solution to manage bulk water that gets behind cladding.”
The product, the company says, features a layer of multi-directional polypropylene fibers that diverts bulk water from exterior wall cavities and drains it away from the assembly, preventing the potential damage caused by mold and rot.
When installed with the company’s flashings and construction tape, the system provides “the perfect balance of water/air holdout and moisture vapor transmission, while improving the overall energy efficiency of the home,” the company says.