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Archives: March 2015

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The Tiny House movement has taken the nation by storm. Browse the listings of your favorite do-it-yourself channel or magazine and you are sure to come across something regarding the rapidly growing trend. Featuring sustainable building products and minimalist design, tiny houses exhibit how building better doesn’t necessarily mean building bigger. Vera Struck wanted to create a net-zero tiny house learning module exhibit as a model for living a sustainable tiny lifestyle. Called the...

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One of our most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between a rainscreen, drainable housewrap and a flat housewrap? The answer all comes down to the gap. A rainscreen like any from the Slicker family provides a ¼ in gap behind your cladding. A ¼ in gap is considered a “big gap” for drainage and drying performance. Drainable housewrap like HydroGap provides a 1 mm gap behind your cladding. The 1 mm gap is considered a “small gap” for drainage performance. And...

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We’ve told you about Slicker HP, now meet our new and improved Slicker MAX. Slicker MAX rainscreen (formerly Home Slicker Stone & Stucco) includes a filter fabric, providing enhanced UV and compression resistance. The fabric serves as the “sacrificial layer” in stone or stucco applications, preventing mortar from infiltrating the Slicker matrix and blocking drainage and drying capacity. With increased compression resistance, Slicker MAX isn’t just for stone and stucco. Slicker MAX...

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