Richmond, VA, April 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- From the rain forests of south-east Alaska to the deciduous forests of the Mid-Atlantic region, all are challenged to identify eco sustainable products and/or services. As a result, the Wright Scoop - Sylvia Hoehns Wright recommends Tyvek® Water-Resistive Barrier as a Product of CARE.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Water-Resistive Barriers –
While Tyvek® water-resistive barriers should be installed according to manufacturer’s instructions, it more than meets industry standards and applicable codes. In fact, in high exposure installations, enhanced drainage and water management can be provided by using DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ by installing a drainage mesh over the water-resistive barrier or by creating rain screen cladding with a larger airspace behind the siding using furring strips. If furring is installed over DuPont™ Tyvek® water-resistive barrier to create a rain screen, the primary fastener spacing can exceed 18”.
“Using a mineral wool insulation,” says Nea May Poole of Poole & Poole Architecture, LLC, “an old-fashioned and more expensive type of insulation made from stone, not foam, we chose an exterior siding similar to fiber cement, only it is made from wood; so, it made sense to go a step further, use a ‘house wrap.’” For details of the Poole family barn restoration project, visit web site www.barnatwalnuthill.com or Facebook group ‘the barn at Walnut Hill’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1068830769911250/
Eco Sustainable Product/Services of CARE –
Historically, earth-friendly is defined as reduce, reuse and recycle. Products and/or Services of CARE - conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency - take this definition a step further. Eco-sustainable products and/or services are not simply a result of lifestyle choice but reflect how we feel about the environment. While keeping it simple (as in simple living) is a guideline, there is a more important underlying factor – a commitment to ultimate greening: provide for present-day lifestyles without sacrificing future eco systems. DuPont™ Tyvek® Water-Resistive Barriers is a product identified to reflect such eco sustainable characteristics as well as connect people to the living green that surrounds them.
About Program Founder the Wright Scoop -
In 2012, a program – Plants of CARE, which spotlights a plant for its ability to inspire people to CARE – have a perspective of conservation, advocacy, recovery and eco-efficiency - was launched. To further emphasize individual eco-sustainable commitment, in January of 2014 a program – Product and/or Services of CARE was also launched. Product/Services of Care and Plants of CARE program nominations are solicited and accepted. To participate, provide a description that identifies the nominated plant/product/service - its origin, picture, eco-sustainable characteristics, and specifically why the plant/product/service should be included in the program; and, if possible, provide plant/product/service material that can be tested. For additional eco advocacy details, visit web site www.TheWrightScoop.com.
Side Bar: Insulation General Instructions
The most effective time to install DuPont™ Tyvek® water-resistive barriers is when:
• walls are constructed
• roof sheathing is installed
• step flashings and kickout flashings are installed
• before the windows and doors are set
For a "how to" video, link to Tyvek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZhZaInc8O4
About the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright has blog for Build Green TV and provides speeches and workshops for national and international conferences such as the All Cities Congressional City Conference held in DC and PLANET’s Green Industry Conference held at Louisville, Kentucky. To view details of Wright’s activities, visit web site www.TheWrightScoop.com.
About Poole & Poole Architecture, LLC - Located 3736 Winterfield Road, Suite 102 Midlothian, Virginia 23113 is well-known for its specialty multi-family and single family. They practice throughout the southeast and have small offices in Nashville and Charleston. For details, contact v. 804.225.0215 or visit web site www.2pa.net.