DuPont Protection Solutions announced the launch of a new line of roofing underlayments, DuPont Tyvek Protec, part of the Tyvek family of building envelope products.

Tyvek Protec is suitable for use by professional roofing and exteriors contractors in new construction or re-roofing projects as a secondary water barrier on steep-sloped roofs (2:12 or higher) under asphalt shingle, tile, metal, cedar or slate. Tyvek Protec is offered in a variety of product grades: Tyvek Protec 120; Tyvek Protec 160 and Tyvek Protec 200; each with increasing quality, durability, strength, warranty protection and UV resistance.

“The walkability of Tyvek Protec is best-in-class,” said Jim Ash, global roofing market segment leader, DuPont Protection Solutions. “From the grip under foot to the grip to the roof deck, contractors will see, feel, and experience the differences from other roofing underlayments the moment they install the first roll. We are excited and look forward to bringing the same high level of quality, durability, building science, support and service to those that serve the roofing industry as we have been providing to the construction industry for over 35 years.”

With its industry-leading walkability, Tyvek Protec enables effective installation regardless of weather conditions – dry, wet, hot, cold or dirty. In addition, Tyvek Protec lays flat and is wrinkle-free, for ease of installation.  It is easy to chalk, and is available in the United States and in Canada from local lumber and roofing dealers. For more information, visit:

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