Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tyvek Time

We've reached the stage where the Tyvek® weather-resistant barrier goes on to the exterior of the home. It helps combat water, moisture and air infiltration.
Wind-driven rain and moisture can saturate walls, creating a breeding ground for mold, mildew and wood rot. The properties of DuPont's Tyvek® help prevent this. Air infiltrating from outside can create cold or warm spots while increasing heating and cooling costs.
The Tyvek® acts like a windbreaker and wrapped over the sheathing and under the exterior siding—cut out around windows and doors and taped securely at the seams—resists air infiltration and water intrusion and makes for a more comfortable, energy-efficient home or building.

Which of course is what our new "Switzer Green Home" is all about!

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