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Archives: July 2015

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Our latest video from the Benjamin Obdyke test house features Slicker MAX rainscreen, formerly Home Slicker Stone & Stucco. Slicker MAX is one of four products in our maximum protection system along with our other rainscreens: Slicker HP, Slicker Classic and Home Slicker Plus Typar. 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...

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The San Francisco area’s tidal bay, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, is home to some of the country’s most challenging weather. The bayfront village of Sausalito, California endures nightly fog, high humidity and occasional wind-blown rain that can hit buildings sideways. Preventing moisture from accumulating inside buildings and underneath windows, roofs and even siding panels is a challenging task – builders must understand how to effectively manage moisture and which building products to...

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That’s right; here at Benjamin Obdyke we’ll be shamelessly plugging our aptly named Shark Vent Ridge Vent all week during Shark Week. Our newest addition to our ridge vent line, Shark Vent offers the “best of both worlds” for contractors looking for a product with the rigidity of a sectional vent, but with the faster installation of a nail-gunnable roll. Shark Vent effectively extracts heat and moisture from residential attics with a Net Free Area (NFA) of 12in./lin.ft.2. The...

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