Roofing Underlayments Debuts at 2017 IRE
DuPont Protection Solutions is featuring its newest innovation, DuPont Tyvek Protec roofing underlayments, at the 2017 International Roofing Expo, March 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nev. The portfolio of Tyvek Protec underlayments was launched in 2016; Tyvek Protec 120; Tyvek Protec 160 and Tyvek Protec 200; each with increasing quality, durability, strength, warranty protection and UV resistance. The portfolio of products is suitable for use by professional roofing and exterior 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.
In addition to the 10-square synthetic rolls showcased in the DuPont Tyvek Building Envelope Solutions booth (#231), the new 2-square roll size offered in all grades will be on display. The smaller rolls are now available as a solution to limit waste on new or re-roofing projects, and aid economical project estimations. Attendees visiting the booth will have the opportunity to sign-up on the spot to request a free 2-square roll to trial the product on their own projects.
Throughout the show, demonstrations will be led by industry-recognized expert Walt Tomala, who will present Tyvek Protec underlayment’s industry-leading walkability capabilities in dry, wet and dirty conditions. Tomala will demonstrate how the design of Tyvek Protec can allow for comfort by roofing installers, including the ease to chalk and slide asphalt shingles across its surface. Tomala, owner of TNT Contracting, said, “Tyvek Protec is a game changer in the way we look at synthetic underlayments, especially where water is concerned.”
Jim Ash, global roofing market segment leader, DuPont Protection Solutions elaborates, “Tyvek Protec underlayments are lightweight and durable, making them an excellent secondary moisture layer that are easy to install. More importantly, their unique embossed top sheet helps with walkability and protects builders when encountering hazards like dirt and water on the roof.” Ash adds, “DuPont Tyvek Building Envelope Solutions provide for the greater good by not only helping to secure the home and what’s inside it, but by also helping to secure the safety of its installers.”
Tyvek Protec roofing underlayments are available in the United States and in Canada from local lumber and roofing dealers. For more information, visit www.tyvek.com/protec.