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Charlie Warner, Acclaimed renovator calls on HydroGap for moisture management in unique Bay Area houseboat community

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Acclaimed renovator calls on HydroGap for moisture management in unique Bay Area houseboat community

The San Francisco area’s tidal bay, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, is home to some of the country’s most challenging weather. The bay front 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 use. In response to modern building science that demands water be let out, rather than kept out, Benjamin Obdyke introduced HydroGap Drainable Housewrap for these exact conditions. Considering that Sausalito is widely known for its weather-beaten houseboat communities, which require the most effective moisture management systems, the importance of high-quality building and renovating is multiplied ten-fold.