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DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen helps provide advanced moisture protection against rot and water damage in exterior residential walls by ventilating and moving moisture out of the wall cavity.
Moisture infiltration can cause significant issues with residential building performance, leading to mold, mildew and rot and pricey remediation that can impact both the builder and the homeowner. With multi-directional channels for drainage and airflow, Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen is a three-dimensional honeycomb-textured drainage mat that provides advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems. Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen helps prolong the life of exterior cladding by creating a gap that helps prevent rot, cracking and peeling problems by promoting moisture movement and ventilation in the wall cavity. Ideal for stucco and stone exteriors, Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen is suitable for use with a variety of other materials, including brick, wood siding, fiber cement siding, metal panel systems, cedar shake and shingles.
Easy to cut and roll tight against corners, Tyvek DrainVent helps protect against installation and detailing errors. It offers a flat surface for cladding application, optimal compression resistance and multi-directional channels for optimal drainage and airflow. Tyvek DrainVent has a patent-pending honeycomb design that lays flat and is easy to install with ½” staples or nails. Builders who use Tyvek DrainVent can enjoy the peace of mind and assurance that water will drain out of the wall system, preventing mildew and rot. Tyvek DrainVent replaces one layer of WRB required with stucco and stone. The heavy-duty filter fabric eliminates stucco and mortar infiltration. Tyvek DrainVent helps prevent infestation with a built-in insect screen flap.
Tyvek DrainVent offers 200 square foot coverage per roll, with >100 perms based on ASTM E96 (method B). Additionally, DrainVent provides a 90-day UV rating to provide flexibility on the jobsite with job completion. DrainVent is covered by a Class “A” fire rating per ASTM E84.
Tyvek DrainVent is backed by a 10-year limited product and labor warranty if installed correctly with DuPont Tyvek system products. In addition to the 10-year limited warranty, Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen is supported by the national Tyvek Specialist Network, a team of field representatives dedicated to supporting you throughout the construction process. Tyvek Specialists offer onsite training, guidance and building expertise to help you get the job done right.
Tyvek HomeWrap is suitable for use underneath Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen, along with DuPont Tyvek Tape and DuPont Flashing Products to ensure optimal building envelope performance, quality and durability that builders have come to expect from the complete Tyvek product portfolio.
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