Benjamin Obdyke Introduces FlatWrap® UV Housewrap for Open Joint Claddings

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Enhanced UV-resistant WRB designed to integrate with advanced rainscreen systems

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FlatWrap® UV will help extend the lifespan of modern architectural designs to benefit builders, architects and homeowners – at a fraction of the cost of typical commercial grade WRBs.

Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated, a leading provider of high performance roof and wall products to the residential and commercial construction markets, today announced it has strengthened its line of moisture management solutions with the release of commercial-grade FlatWrap® UV housewrap.

Formerly known as FlatWrap HP®, the new and improved FlatWrap® UV is specially designed for use with architectural designs that incorporate open joint claddings. When used in conjunction with a rainscreen, it provides superior bulk water drainage, vapor permeability and durability. The product features a high performance tri-laminate design with superior UV resistance versus typical weather resistant barriers. In addition, the product has a vapor permeability of 35 perms, and has been proven to increase tear and wind load resistance for jobs over 40 feet.

“FlatWrap® UV is specifically intended for use with structures that incorporate open joint claddings, enabling moisture to drain effectively within a ventilated gap in the wall assembly,” said Tara Murray, Marketing Manager at Benjamin Obdyke, Inc. “This innovation will help extend the lifespan of modern architectural designs to benefit builders, architects and homeowners – at a fraction of the cost of typical commercial grade WRBs.”

Available in convenient 500 sq. ft. rolls for simple one-man installation, FlatWrap® UV can help significantly reduce both material and labor costs. The product does not require seams to be taped and its black color makes it virtually invisible in an open wall assembly, enhancing aesthetic appeal.

For more information on the company’s complete list of wall protection solutions, visit us at BenjaminObdyke.com or at our online retailer at BuyObdyke.com.

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 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 more information, visit http://www.benjaminobdyke.com.

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