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Smart weatherization works hard during the build and after

Recently on “My Southern Home,” host Kimberly Greenwell interviewed David McGowan, President of Regent Homes, and Henry’s own Scott Tiller, about why protecting structures with effective weatherization is so essential.

Tiller stresses the importance of weatherization with a telling statistic: “Two-thirds of construction litigation involves moisture and moisture getting into the structure.” Regent’s David McGowan concurs, noting that the Nashville area gets about 49 to 52 inches of rain a year, so making sure that homes stay “weathertight” during and after construction is key. Regent Homes trusts Henry’s WeatherSmart® Housewrap to do exactly that.

McGowan explains that after framing, a building will typically be exposed to weather for three-four months before crews install the “skins” of brick or siding. Around Nashville, that weather can include a lot of wind as well as rain, which is why his crews also appreciate WeatherSmart’s robust tear-resistance.

Intelligent, industry-leading protection

As a Top 10 builder in Middle Tennessee, Regent Homes has been relying on WeatherSmart for over seven years. Featuring an advanced polymer technology, WeatherSmart offers an intelligent balance between water protection and moisture vapor permeability. Or as Henry’s Tiller explains, it can “shed moisture and still let air and vapor breathe out.”  

Tiller also outlines how WeatherSmart and other Henry wrap products are part of the Fortifiber 1-2-3 Moisture Control System™, which also includes window flashings and sealants. When all of these System components are used together, they are backed by an industry-leading 15-year material PLUS labor warranty for defects.