Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones

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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