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Moisture Management Education

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Archives: January 2016

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At Benjamin Obdyke we love to hear how you Build Better with our products. Recently we were contacted by Annapolis, MD homeowners, John Woodward and his wife Joy. When they re-sided their home and built an addition, they decided to use HydroGap Drainable Housewrap as part of their moisture management system under the new siding. John Woodward – owner, designer, and builder – says he’s sold on HydroGap because it’s a much stronger material, reasonably priced, and visually helps blend...

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This builder didn’t CYA, find out what happened. Building failures due to moisture issues have been a common theme in the building industry. Failures in newer buildings often stem from the use of products that lack the capabilities necessary to remove moisture from the wall assembly, causing most issues you see today. Many builders and contractors are realizing it’s better to pay a small upfront cost increase than to have to repair damage down the road. The need to incorporate...

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We are very excited to announce our newest rainscreen, Slicker HP, will be featured on the next episode of This Old House! Each season, the show chooses two different historic homes to renovate—one step at a time—featuring quality craftsmanship and the latest in modern technology. Slicker HP was a key component to restoring one of the historic Victorian style homes in the Boston suburbs. Located in Belmont, Massachusetts, a northwest suburb of Boston, the 3,200 sq. ft. shingle style...

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Thanks to Vera Struck, creator of the Silver Bullet Tiny House, who designed a coat made entirely out of Slicker Classic to benefit the sustainability of the non-profit, Long Way Home. Long Way Home is a non-profit that uses sustainable design and available materials to build self-sufficient schools that promote education, employment and environmental stewardship. Every year they host Rubbish to Runway, a yearly fundraiser in the Newburyport, MA area that promotes the reuse of materials in...

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