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10/19/2021

GP expands the reach of its ForceField

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ForceField Weather Barrier System

Georgia-Pacific’s ForceField Weather Barrier System is now approved for sloped-roof-application uses.

The integrated weather-resistive barrier (WRB) sheathing system for sloped roofs and walls that helps to reduce weather-related challenges and delays, simplifies construction, and helps to dry in multifamily and residential structures faster compared to traditional systems.

The ForceField Weather Barrier System is comprised of the integrated WRB sheathing panels and compatible wall and roof tape accessories. The products work together to deliver a seamless build, according to the manufacturer. ForceField Weather Barrier System was first introduced in 2016.

“The intrinsic benefits of choosing an integrated sheathing product like ForceField Weather Barrier System are many,” said Jason Peace, vice president of marketing & product management for Georgia-Pacific Building Products. “The single-step installation allows contractors to stay ahead of potential delays; the enhanced overlay creates a barrier to keep water out; moisture-resistant resins enhance the moisture-resistant core using DryGuard Technology; and the structural sheathing provided by premium quality OSB adds enhanced strength and durability. On top of these benefits, the versatility of the product – it can be used on walls and sloped roofs – means the build is protected, no matter the weather.”

Among other features, the ForceField Weather Barrier System meets the water-resistive barrier, air-barrier, and roof covering requirements of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). With a greater than 90% drainage efficiency, ForceField Weather Barrier System meets Exposure 1-OSB suitable for uses not permanently exposed to the weather.

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