Protection Against Structural Damage with Variable Vapour Resistance
Tyvek® AirGuard® Smart prevents structure damage and loss of insulation efficiency by smartly adapting to various moisture conditions and regulating the humidity in building elements.
Mould damage because of trapped moisture (left) - healthy construction (right)
Tyvek® AirGuard® Smart adapts:
• to allow faster evacuation of built-in humidity in new constructions elements (e.g. wet rafters)
• to avoid humidity infiltration from the living space into the construction elements during winter
• to allow moisture trapped in the structure to escape into the inside
Reduced drying out time.
Drying out by moisture migrating back into the building
|Renovations from the exterior||Allows continuous installation of AVCL from the outside without risking condensation to the upper side of rafters|
|Flat and pitched roofs with HR (High Resistance) underlay||
Only an adaptive AVCL allows drying out in this type of
|Use a standard AVCL *|
Why Tyvek® AirGuard® Smart?
- Reduced drying out time
- Durability, health and longevity of buildings
- Greater energy efficiency
- Additional drying capacity for unplanned humidity infiltration
- Enhanced interior comfort
- Trusted Tyvek® brand: robustness and durability
- Part of the Tyvek® system
Variable sd AVCL: the broader the range, the more efficient the humidity control
- Material Tyvek® with polymeric coating
- Style 2009B
- Watertightness acc. to EN13859-1 based on 1928 (A) W1
- Roll size 1.50 m x 50 m / 7 kg
- Reaction to fire E
- Mass per unit area 92 g/m2
- Water vapour resistance range 1 MNs/g for humid environment (sd 0.2m) to more than 175 MNs/g for dry
- environment (more than sd 35m)
- Temperature resistance from -40 °C to +80 °C
- Maximum tensile force (MD/XD) 380/380 N/50 mm
- Resistance to tearing (MD/XD) 70/65 N
- Air permeability (ISO 5636/5) 2000 s
- CE marking: Yes
Choosing the right air and vapour control layer for a building project is critical to ensure full functionality of the insulation and its optimum performance, thus resulting in greater energy efficiency and more comfortable internal climate.
DuPont™ Tyvek® solutions can significantly improve home energy efficiency. The combination of low-emissivity, vapour-open Tyvek® Reflex and AirGuard® Reflective is particularly effective.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Internal Airtightness
- Warm Pitched Roof Construction
- Cold Pitched Roof Construction
- Timber Frame Construction
- Metal Roofing Solutions
- Protection for Wall Constructions
- Rainscreen Cladding Systems
- Protection for High-Rises
Airtight Suspended Timber Floors
DuPont™ Tyvek® membranes are windtight and vapour-open, to control airflow and manage moisture effectively in suspended timber floor constructions.
- Renovation above rafter insulation
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- How to – Vapour control and vapour barrier installation
- How to - Install vapour control and vapour barrier membrane on down lights and ceiling hatches
- How to - Fixing the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane – timber, concrete and steelwork
- How to - Selecting the right vapour control and vapour barrier sealing tape for the job
- The Best of Both Worlds: Advanced Tyvek® AirGuard® Smart offers a clever new way to control both airtightness and moisture
Find here all the technical information about DuPont™ Tyvek® & DuPont™ AirGuard®.
- Air and vapour control layer (AVCL) product selector
- Free CPD Seminars
- Building In Energy Efficiency
- Tyvek® offers unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014
- Tyvek® is compliant to New BS5534 Annex A
CE Compliant Membranes
All DuPont breather membranes, including Tyvek® and AirGuard®, are fully CE compliant, and carry the CE marking required throughout Europe.