DuPont Safety & Construction has announced the release of the Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen for protecting against moisture damage in exterior walls.
The DrainVent’s three-dimensional honeycomb-textured design creates 0.25 inches of space for water drainage and air movement, helping to prevent rot, cracking, and peeling. It can be installed behind stucco, stone veneer, brick, wood, fiber cement, and metal panel systems, and replaces the intervening layer required typically required with stucco and stone.
“We are bringing new solutions to help our customers build high-performance walls and provide peace of mind for homebuyers desiring the most popular claddings and designs,” says Alan Hubbell, residential market manager for performance building solutions at DuPont. “DuPont Tyvek DrainVent helps walls dry by simply letting water drain and air to circulate behind the cladding, to help prevent long-term damage to the structure.”
In order to reduce jobsite mistakes and installation time, Tyvek DrainVent is easy to cut, lays flat, and rolls tight against corners, the company says. The heavy duty filter fabric keeps out mortar and stucco.
Tyvek DrainVent comes with a 10-year limited product warranty, which can include labor if installed properly with other DuPont Tyvek wrap and flashing products. It also features a Class “A” fire rating per ASTM E84.