Key benefits of house wrap: your homes protective layer

By: Nicole Patri

When wanting to get new siding on your home, house wrap will always be brought up. Well, what is house wrap? House wrap is a lightweight, synthetic material that is placed underneath your siding. If you have an older home you might have asphalt coated felt paper, which was the original form of house wrap. Today it is more common to see products like Tyvek, Typar or Blueskin.  

House wrap is important because it works as your homes protective layer between your siding and the wooden framing of your house. Because some siding is not waterproof house wrap is the home’s last line of defense against air leaks, water infiltration and leaks. It is a thin but resilient weather-resistant barrier, which helps prevent rain from getting into the framing while letting water vapor to pass to the exterior.

Protect home from moisture.
It creates an extra barrier to keep any moisture from outside from coming into your home. House wrap serves as a protection against weather conditions. It will protect any sensitive materials from becoming damp which will help prevent mold and rot.

Helps keep heating and cooling costs down.
Products like Tyvek® HomeWrap® can also reduce home energy bills by controlling air flow and water intrusion, which helps insulation work better, allowing the HVAC system to work more efficiently. Tyvek is a house wrap engineered to keep homes cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and dry all year round.

It’s lightweight!
House wrap is much easier to work with than asphalt-treated paper or felt. This means, our team can apply the material much faster. You can combine house wrap with a rigid foam insulation board to both improve your insulation value and keep the weather out.

You home is a huge investment and house wrap is another to protect it from the outside in.

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Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.