10 Things You Should Seal in Your Home with Dupont FlexWrap EZ


Air leaks, in your home or any building, end up costing you more money on your energy bill. Although simply sealing windows and doors is a great way to prevent some heating and cooling loss, there are still many small air leaks that are often overlooked and can add up to significant energy costs over time. Sealing these small airways using flashing is a simple and cost-effective way to improve the energy efficiency and durability of your residential or commercial building.

Dupont FlexWrap EZ is a flexible adhesive that creates an air and watertight seal to conform to all different shapes and sizes of air leaks. This one product comes in a uniquely designed 2 ¾ in wide x 15 ft length roll that can typically cover an average sized home. Its size allows it to adapt to all jobs. To help homeowners and builders get the most energy savings, we made a list of 10 things in your home or building that can be sealed using FlexWrap EZ.

1. Plumbing Pipes

Not only can plumbing pipes create openings for air to escape, but they also can also leak water and decrease the durability of your home. FlexWrap EZ is designed to manage both air and water penetrations, which will improve your energy bill and extend the life of your home.

2. Electrical boxes

Wall or ceiling electrical boxes consist of various gaps due to the cables and wires that are housed inside. These small cable intrusions can lead to large air leaks if not properly taped off or sealed.

3. Outlets

At first glance, an outlet cover may seem to be fairly air leak free, but behind every outlet cover is a box packed with airflow. Luckily outlets allow for easy access, so air leakage can be easily prevented by creating a simple seal.

4. Wires

Running wires throughout your home creates very small penetrations in walls, ceilings, or floors that are often very difficult to seal. Dupont FlexWrap EZ has a unique design and size that can be easily used on these very small holes, so purchasing more than one size flashing is no longer a necessary hassle.

5. HVAC components

Many HVAC systems consist of multiple components such as vents, pipes or tubing that can lead to air leakage and energy loss. Sealing around these systems is very important to eliminate duct leakage and higher energy costs.

6. Dryer vents

If an exterior dryer vent is not properly sealed, then it can leave open cracks or gaps for air or insect and pest infiltration. A tight seal blocks these annoyances from entering your home and creating even larger and more costly problems.

7. Hose bibbs

An outdoor faucet or hose bibb attached to your house is another area that can cause concern if not properly sealed off. Prevent water and air leaks that can damage your home by using a flashing like Dupont FlexWrap EZ that is designed for these situations.

8. Exhaust fans

If your home consists of a kitchen or bathroom exhaust fan, then consider sealing around them in order to stop conditioned air from leaking into a space with unconditioned air.

9. Lights

A major source of ceiling air leakage occurs from unsealed lighting fixtures. Taping off any recessed lighting in your home will improve its energy efficiency and durability.

10. Gas lines

Leaving gas lines unproperly sealed can be both dangerous to your health and wallet. Allowing gas to escape from stoves, dryers or other appliances can lead to a risk of explosion from gas build-up and the fumes are not safe to breath. Sealing these areas using FlexWrap EZ is a smart and easy way to keep energy costs down and your family safe.

If you have any questions about Dupont FlexWrap EZ, please visit or chat with us at diyhomecenter.com.

 

Tyvek Protec – The Latest in Synthetic Roof Underlayment by DuPont


DuPont Tyvek continues to set the highest standards in the roofing underlayment industry. In their quest to continually provide high quality products to their customers, they have recently introduced the Protec family of products.

Using innovative materials, DuPont Tyvek Protec brings a combination of efficiency and protection while maintaining durability and long lasting weatherization. So, you can be confident the job is done right.

A unique feature that sets Protec apart from the rest is its embossed pattern, which allows for better traction and grip while walking on your roof. Check out this video to see how DuPont Tyvek has considered both the quality of its Protec products as well as the safety of those who are installing it.

To further appeal to the needs of its customers, the Protec line offers 3 levels of roof liner to choose from.  All Protec products guarantee lightweight durability, a wrinkle free surface for smother installation and excellent moisture protection. From a more moderate price point to premium grade, choose a Protec line to suit your needs. While Protec is great for any roof type, the 160 and 200 series are designed with heavy tile and slate roofs in mind.dupont-tyvek-protec

Be confident in your roof installation and visit DIY Home Center to purchase your DuPont Tyvek Protec 120, Tyvek Protec 160 or Tyvek Protec 200 roofing underlayment.

A “Force Field” for Your House: DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap


From severe thunderstorms to freezing temperatures to extreme heat, houses really take a beating. DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® delivers the optimum balance of properties for superior performance against the elements. Their house wraps help prevent outside water from entering the walls and help to seal the home to keep outside air where it belongs. Furthermore, DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap helps reduce your energy bill because homes stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter and dry all year round.

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But how does this super house “force field” work? DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap helps protect a home against damaging wind and rain that can penetrate through the exterior cladding through its unique nonwoven structure that blocks excess water from entering into walls. The breathable structure of this house wrap allows moisture vapor to pass through to help promote drying in wall systems which can aid in preventing the growth of mold and mildew. Moreover, the unique non-woven fiber structure of DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap stops air movement through the walls helping to provide a more energy efficient home.

We at DIY Home Center are pleased to now offer DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap along with other excellent DuPont products, including StuccoWrap®, Tyvek™ RoofLiner® , Flashing and Tyvek™ Tape. These systems work together to provide superior protection against water and air infiltration. Tyvek products give you what you need to build durable, energy-efficient homes and are backed by a limited warranty.