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Jul 31

Why are Slicker Rainscreen products better than furring strips?

  1. Slicker products are faster and easier to install, cutting labor costs.
  2. Slicker products provide a continuous vented airspace over the entire surface area of the wall, providing greater drainage and more effective drying than wood strapping which only vents approximately 85% of the wall. (1x3 strapping installed 16 inches on center leaves 15% of the wall unventilated.)
  3. Unlike wood furring that is subject to saturation and decomposition in a relatively short period of time, Slicker Classic is plastic so it won’t decompose over time and it comes with a 20 (product) or 25 (system) year limited warranty.

TAGS: moisture management, drainage, rainscreen

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