Barrier Accessories | densdefy.com
Georgia-Pacific’s DensDefy accessories include a liquid flashing and transition membrane for use in the DensElement Barrier System. DensDefy Liquid Flashing seals and protects against water intrusion from transitions between substrates and unwanted air movement in new or existing wall assemblies. The flashing membrane created is durable and eliminates the need for joint reinforcing tape, reducing overall preparation time, according to GP. The DensDefy Transition Membrane is a self-adhering membrane used to maintain the continuity of the above-grade water-resistant barrier and air barrier at transition areas of the Barrier System. The adhesive bonds easily to building substrates and allows for high elongation, low-temperature application, and adhesion without primer.
Continuous Insulation | nationalgypsum.com
National Gypsum’s PermaBase CI Insulated Cement Board is a composite cement board combined with rigid insulation to create an ideal substrate for exterior finishes. The board meets or exceeds most continuous insulation requirements, according to the manufacturer. The CI Insulated Cement Board is mold-resistant, manufactured in a 2-inch overall thickness, and is laminated with a R-10 insulation to meet or exceed energy code requirements. The product, which was a finalist in the Best Energy Efficient Product category at the 2020 International Builders’ Show, saves time and labor over installing separate insulation and cement board solutions and features a Greengaurd Gold certification for low chemical emissions.
Building Water Resistance | lpcorp.com
LP Building Solutions recently launched LP Structural Solutions, a branded portfolio of framing and sheathing products to combat resiliency demands of different geographic markets. The portfolio includes the LP WeatherLogic Water Screen, a synthetic polymer-based screen that can be used with OSB and water-resistive barrier housewrap or in conjunction with an integrated panel. The Water Screen can help maximize moisture protection of a home and extend the life of exterior surfaces by adding increased ventilation and drainage. The product is lightweight, easy to install, and mold resistive and works well in tandem with other LP structural products, according to the company. The Water Screen carries a 25-year warranty.
Drainable Solutions | barricadebp.com
Barricade Building Products’ patent-pending Barricade Wrap Plus Drainage aims to increase efficiency on the jobsite. As an air- and water-resistive barrier, the drainable housewrap enables moisture and bulk water to drain from behind cladding. The product features a nondirectional gap design that can be installed in any direction, reducing scrap on gable ends without affecting drainage ability. The wrap allows for 90% drainage efficiency according to ASTM 2273 and scores an 18 Perm rating, in accordance with ASTM E96 A test for water vapor transmission. The product features surfactant resistance against pressure washing, jobsite chemicals, and sugars from sap and wood siding, and is UV-resistant for up to nine months.
Slick Moisture Management | benjaminobdyke.com
Benjamin Obdyke Slicker HP features maximum protection for walls and eliminates the deteriorating effects of mold and rot between siding and sheathing. An all-in-one moisture-management solution, featuring a detachable rainscreen and premium housewrap in a single application, the product simplifies installation and allows installers to use preferred flashing methods, according to the manufacturer. The Slicker HP also features a commercial-grade housewrap layer and superior tear strength, combining the benefits of Benjamin Obdyke’s Slicker Classic rainscreen and a FlatWrap UV premium water-resistive barrier.
Gold Standard | stocorp.com
Sto Gold Coat, the liquid-applied vapor-permeable air and moisture barrier from Sto Corp., has an improved formulation which increases the product’s opacity to better hide sheathing, extends UV exposure time up to six months, and enables application at lower temperatures. The product is a ready-mixed barrier membrane that is applied directly to vertical above-grade wall sheathing and concrete masonry. Sto Gold Coat is vapor permeable, minimizing the risk of condensation in walls, and is designed to be rigid and stable under air pressure loads. The product is easy to install, and easy to clean up, according to the manufacturer.