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Bo Green , AIA Potomac Valley LEAFHouse Facelift

AIA Potomac Valley

Product Installed: Slicker® HP Rainscreen 6 mm Application

AIA Potomac Valley LEAFHouse Facelift

A few years ago, foundation and chapter members visiting LEAFHouse began noticing problems with the building envelope, notably siding panels that were cracked, checked, and warped, especially on the southern exposure, some to the point of having cupped as much as an inch or more. Further investigation revealed an air gap issue that prevented the back of the cypress wood siding from drying out properly in some areas.