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.

For House Wraps and Roof Felts, the Stinger CH38A Delivers


Used for roofing felt and house wrap, the Stinger CH38A Autofeed Hammer Tacker Plastic Cap Stapler provides both a strong hold and a quick application. The durable CH38A stapler delivers both a cap and a staple with one blow, making jobs go quickly with excellent results and holding power.

The Stinger CH38A Autofeed Hammer Tacker Plastic Cap Stapler

For contractors, this cap and staple system means fewer callbacks and less time at job sites. Housewrap holds tight–even in winds–and the application is quick and easy. Workers gain mobility because they don’t have to haul a hose with them. And they don’t have to worry about the tool–the Stinger is durable and will hold up to abuse and drops.

It’s also a great tool for homeowners looking to complete a job using a time-saving, quality tool without breaking the budget. You get a tight, strong hold using a system that helps you complete the job in a fraction of the time.

The CH38A plastic cap stapler weighs just 2.9 pounds and fires full 1” caps and ⅜” staples. It can hold 168 caps and staples and reloads quickly in about a minute (videos are available on YouTube to show you how it’s done, such as the one below).

The Stinger is compatible with DuPont Tyvek Wrap Caps StaplePac and 1″ Plasti-Top plastic coated caps and is a great tool for both house wrap and roof felt applications.

The Stinger Autofeed Hammer Tacker Plastic Cap Stapler – CH38A is a solid, durable, and cost-effective tool that delivers quality results. Check it out now at DIY Home Center.

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.

Dupont Tyvek HomeWrap

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.