Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones

Aug. 12, 2016

At the EEBA Local Toolbox builder conference in Phoenix, the unique requirements of building in the Southwest climate zones were literally a hot topic on a day that topped 108 degrees.

One of the solutions for a tight thermal envelope is a multilayer wall structure that includes housewrap and the common stucco exterior cladding.

Jose Gastelum, a DuPont Tyvek specialist for Weatherization Partners Ltd., a regional DuPont distributor, talked about the benefits of housewrap in keeping out the heat.

Read more about the thermal envelope.


Topics: Building Green, Energy Audits, Exteriors, Thermal Envelope

Companies: EEBA, DuPont Building Innovations


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