Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated Introduces Hydrofilament™ Drainable Housewrap

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Hydrofilament™ drains 80% faster than next best performing drainable housewrap.

Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated introduces Hydrofilament™ Drainable Housewrap, the fastest draining housewrap available on the market today. Testing shows that the new product drains moisture 80% faster than the next best performing drainable housewrap and delivers 140 times more drainage than a standard housewrap.

The patent pending technology of Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap creates a path for moisture trapped behind the cladding to flow freely, ensuring that exterior walls dry quicker. The filaments create a 1 mm gap that makes it the market leader for drainage capabilities among housewraps.

When installed, Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap ensures that the wall behind the exterior cladding will drain faster and more efficiently, leading to a better building envelope and a wall system that improves the sustainability of the home.

The product comes from Benjamin Obdyke, known throughout the industry for their high-quality, innovative roof and wall building solutions that maximize the performance, durability, and value of the building's most critical element: its outer structure. With building codes that regulate weather protection becoming more standardized, this product can provide the necessary liability protection and defense against callbacks for builders.

Unlike some competitive housewraps, Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap's performance characteristics are maintained over time, even after ongoing exposure to wet conditions. Like all housewrap products, Hydrofilament is a water resistive barrier that resists moisture and air penetration into the building and contributes to a structure's energy efficiency. Its breathable structure allows moisture vapor from the interior to pass through to help promote a dry wall system.

Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap comes in 39-in. x 100-ft. rolls, with each roll covering 325 sq. ft. It has a UV rating of 120 days and comes with a limited 20-year warranty. At present, it is available in limited regions of the U.S.

For more information, contact visit, or call Benjamin Obdyke Customer Service at 800-346-7655.

About Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated:

Since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke has been helping architects, builders, and contractors in the United States and Canada Build Better™ by developing and adding new advances to its product line. Benjamin Obdyke develops, sources, markets, and sells proprietary roof and wall products that improve the building envelope and the performance of other building materials for the residential new construction, repair, and remodel markets. Innovations from Benjamin Obdyke, such as the first roofing ridge vent on a roll, the first wood roofing underlayment, and the first rolled product to provide drainage and air flow in rainscreen wall assemblies, have helped shape today's building practices. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, USA, Benjamin Obdyke partners with a network of distributors, dealers, buying groups, and cooperatives to reach building professionals in the United States and Canada.

For a high-res photo of Hydrofilament™ Drainable Housewrap, go to to download a photo, or contact Elva Clements at 610-520-6140, Ext. 203.


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