DuPont’s Rainscreen Solution Protects Against Moisture Damage

The Tyvek DrainVent helps prolong the life of exterior cladding by creating a 0.25-inch gap that prevents rot, cracking and peeling problems.
DuPont Tyvek DrainVent
DuPont Tyvek DrainVent

DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of the company’s Specialty Products Division, has introduced the Tyvek DrainVent, a rainscreen solution that provides advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems. The product creates a 6 mm, or 0.25 inch, space for water drainage and air movement for drying behind cladding. This gap helps prevent rot, cracking and peeling problems.

DuPont’s rainscreen replaces the intervening layer required with stucco and stone, while the attached heavy-duty filter fabric keeps mortar out, helps create a flat surface to allow the cladding to lay flat and also has a high perm rating that makes it breathable.

Given the three-dimensional honeycomb-textured design and durability, the Tyvek DrainVent provides uniform nonstructural support for various cladding. The rainscreen can be installed behind stucco, stone veneer, brick, wood, fiber cement and metal panel systems. It is easy to cut and install, lays flat and rolls tight against corners, helping protect against poor installation and detailing errors.

The product includes a 10-year limited product warranty, as well as a 10-year limited product and labor warranty if installed properly with DuPont Tyvek wrap and flashing products.

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