Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen

Building Solutions | Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen
Commercial | Residential | Multifamily | Wall

Moisture control made for wall systems

An innovative drainage mat, Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen prevents the rot, cracking, and peeling that moisture can cause in exterior wall systems. Ideal for stucco and stone, DrainVent™ Rainscreen is effective in a range of building materials. 


Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen

Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen is a three-dimensional honeycomb-textured drainage mat that provides advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems. Ideal for stucco and stone exteriors, Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen is suitable for use with a variety of other materials, including brick, wood siding, fiber cement siding, metal panel systems, cedar shake and shingles. 


Features & benefits

Feature Benefit
Lightweight and durable
  • Easy to handle, cut and install
  • Lays flat
  • Patent-pending honeycomb design
  • Promotes moisture movement and ventilation in wall cavity
  • Helps prolong the life of exterior cladding
  • Helps prevent rot, cracking and peeling problems
  • Heavy-duty filter fabric
  • Eliminates stucco and mortar infiltration
  • Replaces one layer of WRB required with stone and stucco

    Physical properties

    Method Unit Value
    Composite Mass/Unit Area ASTM D5261 oz/yd2 (g/m2) 12.2 (413)
    Composite Thickness ASTM D6525 In (mm) 0.27 (6.8)
    Core Width ASTM D3774 In (m) 48 (1.2)
    Breaking Strength (Filter Fabric) MD ASTM D5034 lb/in (N/2.54 cm) 42.7 (190)
    Breaking Strength (Filter Fabric) CD ASTM D5034 lbs/in (N/2.54 cm) 32.6 (145)
    Surface Burning Characteristics ASTM E84 Flame Spread Index 15 Class A
    ASTM E84 Smoke Developed Index 115 Class A
    Max Ultra Violet Light Exposure (UV) ASTM G90 Fdays 90

    Available sizes


    Roll weight (lbs (kg)) Roll length (ft (m)) Roll coverage (ft2 (m2))
    Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen 16 (7.2) 50 (15.2) 200 (18.6)