If you’re building a new home or residing an existing home, be sure to protect your home against water damage and increase energy efficiency with a housewrap. McCray Lumber and Millwork is proud to be a distributor of Tyvek HomeWrap, the leading housewrap brand chosen by more than 2 million homeowners.

Tyvek HomeWrap, made by DuPont, acts as a protective skin for your home. It is a non-woven, vapor-permeable material that is wrapped completely around the house, cut around windows and doors, and sealed with tape at the seams. It is installed under the siding and over the sheathing and insulation, providing a water-resistant barrier.

Tyvek HomeWrap battles water, moisture and air filtration. Its material offers a breathable structure that prevents water from entering the home, keeps heating and air conditioned air from escaping, but still allows moisture vapor to pass through and keep the stud wall and insulation dry, preventing mold and mildew.

Using Tyvek HomeWrap improves your home’s energy efficiency and reduces energy bills by reducing drafts and retaining heat. The U.S. Dept of Energy reports that 30% to 40% of the cost of heating and cooling a home is lost to uncontrolled air leakage. Using a quality housewrap like Tyvek HomeWrap will reduce air leakage, lowering your utility bills and reducing the temperature fluctuations within the home.

In addition to Tyvek HomeWrap, McCray Lumber and Millwork also carries Tyvek flashing. Tyvek flashing products help direct water away from your home’s exterior, preventing it from being trapped in the wall where it can cause costly damage. McCray Lumber and Millwork offers Tyvek FlexWrap, which is flexible and can be bent around custom shapes, and StraightFlash for straight jambs and heads of windows that are subject to wind-driven rains.