Tyvek® House Wrap: A Wonder of Engineering

Few feats of engineering have the ability to transcend industries; Tyvek® is one of those feats.

As its official website puts it, “Lightweight, durable and breathable, yet resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration and aging, Tyvek® is an amazing material used to improve a variety of applications across multiple industries.”

At KBS Companies, as a DuPont™ Tyvek® dealer, we’re proud to provide Tyvek® HomeWrap® to the Rochester and Plainview areas. Learn more about this material’s phenomenal capability as house wrap and just what makes it so amazing below.

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What Is Tyvek®?

Tyvek® is composed of Polyethylene fibers tightly packed to form a material that comes in two forms: hard and soft. Its unique composition and creation process enables it to behave like a thermoplastic when met with water—meaning, it acts as a repellent. Small holes allow vapor to pass through the material while forbidding entry to liquids, which makes it breathable.

Add superior physical strength and mold resistance and you’ve got yourself an accurate picture of this material—one that almost sounds too good to be true, but is backed by material science.

Why Use Tyvek® HomeWrap®?

Thanks to its variety of strengths and two separate forms, Tyvek® has seen use in numerous industries and fields, from PPE to sterile packaging. Of particular note is its presence in building envelopes and house wraps.

Because it is waterproof yet breathable, Tyvek® HomeWrap® helps homes uphold high energy efficiency levels while providing ample protection from wind and rain when the exterior fails to do so.

Home HVAC systems also benefit from Tyvek® HomeWrap® protection. Because it protects insulation from unwanted airflow and moisture damage, heating and cooling appliances won’t need to work as hard to do their jobs. It’s a house wrap engineered to keep homes cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and dry all year round!

As a bonus, this house wrap is easy to install, as per its official website, meaning it’s simple for those in the construction industry to bring its benefits to their projects—and to pass those benefits on to future building owners and residents.

KBS Companies: Your Preferred DuPont™ Tyvek® Dealer

Wondering how the power of DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® can revolutionize your upcoming construction projects? KBS Companies has all the answers!

To learn more about your opportunities with us as a DuPont™ Tyvek® dealer, stop in today! You can also reach our Plainview office at 507-534-3855 or our Rochester location at 507-287-3264 with questions.

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