Visitors to the New American Home during this week’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. will have a chance to learn how products from Pactiv’s (Booth W5971) GreenGuard® Moisture Management System can help limit water penetration into the wall envelope and improve energy efficiency.
“Perhaps now more than ever, builders are looking for quality moisture management systems designed specifically for residential walls,” said Daniel Partrich, national marketing manager for Pactiv’s Building Products Division.
The combination of the company’s GreenGuard housewrap, sheathing and flashing deflects water, he said. XPS sheathing such as GreenGuard PLYGOOD® Ultra adds another dimension of high-level protection against water intrusion by resisting absorption and deflecting moisture that can enter the wall cavity. Housewraps and housewrap/sheathing seam tape provides a secondary moisture barrier that protects the sheathing, and peel-and-stick butyl flashing protects vulnerable points around window and door openings.
“Each GreenGuard Moisture Management System product is constructed using technologically advanced materials for even better performance, easy installation and job-site durability,” Partrich said.
“For example, while tightly nailed cladding — such as wood, fiber cement and vinyl — can trap water against a wall, Pactiv’s GreenGuard RainDrop™ housewrap is the industry’s first woven housewrap utilizing water drainage channels. The channels divert bulk water down to the base of the exterior wall so it can escape between the wrap and the exterior cladding. In additioin, the housewrap is permeable, allowing moisture vapors to release into the air and dry.”
The third featured product in the system, GreenGuard Insulation Board is a high-value extruded polystyrene sheathing that features excellent moisture resistance and thermal performance for optimimum energy efficiency and protection. The one-inch-thick board that was used on the New American Home has added R5 to the wall system and doesn’t absorb moisture.
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Pactiv Corporation is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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