Key benefits of House Wrap

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 your home is older, it’s possible that you have asphalt coated felt paper as the original form of house wrap. Today it is more common to see products like Tyvek, Typar or Blueskin.  

Your Homes’ Protective Layer

House wrap is important because it works as your homes protective layer. It is put between your siding and the wooden framing of your house. It’s important to note that not all siding is waterproof.House wrap is a safeguard for your home. It shields against air leaks, water infiltration, and potential leaks. The weather-resistant barrier prevents rain from penetrating the framing. Water vapor can escape 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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Allison Guido

Almar's CEO has over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. She is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve our homeowners' remodeling process and experience. Her mission is to break the Contractor Stereo Type and provide a great product at a good price for our homeowners.