Horsham, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2010
Peter Grant, an independent building product specialist based in Calgary, now represents Benjamin Obdyke, a leading provider of roof and wall products for the residential and light commercial construction industries in Canada and the U.S. His region includes the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
As Benjamin Obdyke’s newest manufacturer’s representative, Grant helps educate both distribution and end-user customers on emerging trends and best practice applications that are in accordance with the National Building Code of Canada. His career includes extensive experience in the building products distribution segment of the construction industry.
Grant said that two of the rainscreen products manufactured by Benjamin Obdyke – Home Slicker® 10 and Home Slicker® 10 Plus Typar® – are perfectly suited to meet the 10 mm rainscreen code requirements of the National Building Code of Canada, which mandates rainscreen systems for coastal areas. Rainscreen systems alleviate moisture problems in building envelopes by providing a continuous ventilation and drainage space behind exterior cladding. “Rainscreen systems are the future of building envelope design, not only in high-moisture areas, but in all construction,” he said.
Grant is also looking forward to educating customers in Western Canada on the benefits of Benjamin Obdyke roofing ridge vent in roof construction. Ridge vent helps extract heat and moisture from attics by removing heated attic air along the highest point of the roof – the ridge – while promoting the intake of air through roofing soffits below. “The features and benefits ridge vent for attic ventilation are very well known and entrenched in the Eastern Canada construction industry, as well as in the U.S.,” he noted. “Its efficient performance and easy installation make it a good fit for Western Canada contractors as well.”
To reach Peter Grant, contact Benjamin Obdyke Customer Service at 800-346-7655 or visit http://www.benjaminobdyke.com.
About Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated
Since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke has been helping architects, builders, and contractors in Canada and the United States 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 and light commercial 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.
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