Learn weatherization techniques from building professionals in the DuPont booth #C4220
Learn weatherization techniques from building professionals at the DuPont booth #C4220
DuPont Building Innovations is featuring an exciting lineup of presentations and live demos in Booth C4220 for this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show.
Building science and construction experts Mark LaLiberte, Walt Tomala and Kevin Ireton will appear throughout each day to present a series of presentations and live installation demos, designed to help builders use DuPont Weatherization Systems to build durable, comfortable and energy efficient houses.
9:30–10:00am: Flangeless Doors, Windows and Details
Weatherizing a door frame with exterior casing is one of the most challenging flashing jobs on a house. Learn how to properly prepare the water-resistive barrier for door installation and provide details on how to apply flashing tape to the door jambs and casing to create “flanges” as well as all details necessary to create a weather-proof door frame.
10:30-11:30am: Correct Installation of Recessed Windows and Water Management Techniques*
Hear Mark LaLiberte discuss building science aspects of the building envelope and show why it's important to flash recessed windows correctly. He will also demonstrate the effects of poor water management and discuss easy ways to avoid disaster. While Mark tells the why, Walt Tomala and Kevin Ireton show easy installation methods for recessed windows and also detail how to prevent air and water infiltration utilizing flashing systems and rain screens.
12:30 - 1:45pm - Answering the Code: Installing Continuous Exterior Thermal Insulation that Breathes*
Mark LaLiberte will discuss the building science of high performance homes and touch upon new energy codes that suggest increasing R-values in walls and adding additional insulation to the exterior of buildings. Walt Tomala will then show how to install continuous exterior insulation that provides protection for heat loss through studs while at the same time providing and air and water barrier.
2:45-3:45pm: Tips & Tricks for Water and Air Management
Learn how to install a flanged window in a wall covered with DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap® R5.0. The demonstration also includes flashing penetrations such as a dryer vent, furnace vent, or range hood using DuPont™ FlexWrap™ NF.
*Earn 1.0 NAHB Credit at the DuPont booth
The 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show offers an educational opportunity that goes beyond the standard classroom setting. The Exhibitor Floor Forums features exhibiting companies presenting NAHB-approved education sessions inside their booths. Each of these DuPont-sponsored sessions will earn attendees 1.0 NAHB continuing education credit.