This is a sponsored post by Dupont. All opinions are my own.
Is your home water resistant? Did you know that any amount of water getting into your home can have devastating effects on not only your home but your health? Water seeping into your home from any crack or crevice can cause:
- Mold and Black mold: Mold is a tough cookie to beat, but black mold is deadly. When water seeps in, it gives mold a nice damp place to live and grow.
- Foundation breakdown: Water damage can eventually break down your foundation destroying your home, or leaving you with devastating repairs.
- Flooding: No one wants to deal with a flooded basement, but many people do especially if their homes aren’t properly water resistant. This can cause heating, electrical, and heaps of other problems.
So, you know what water can do when it gets into your home, but how can you prevent it from getting in? Here are a few steps to take to ensure your home is healthy and protected from the water!
Do it Right the First Time
Let’s face it; we all want to save a buck or two whenever we can, but don’t jeopardize the longevity of your home by saving money upfront. When building your home, there is nothing as good as DuPont Tyvek for building a healthy home. DuPont Tyvek’s leading technology prevents rot and mold in the walls of your home, keeps air, moisture, and water out, and has been voted as the best on the market by builders for over 20-years with its infamous wall sheathing!
Replace Siding Properly
Many people don’t think about the fact that water travels down. This means that if you shingle your home from bottom to top, little raindrops will find their way into the crevices of your siding as they slide down your house. Be sure to use DuPont Tyvek wrap for your home and shingle your home from top to bottom with exterior house sheathing.
Make Sure Shingles Go Down
Likewise, if you shingle your home from bottom to top of the roof, water will find its way into the crevices. However, many contractors are not skilled in this fact and are merely just “getting the job done.” DuPont Tyvek takes great care in making sure your shingles go down as well as adding an extra layer of water, moisture, and mold protection with exterior sheathing.
When it comes to keeping your home healthy and water resistant, there really is no way to save a few bucks in the beginning without jeopardizing your finances in the future.