Delta-Dry is a channeled polyethylene sheeting that protects against excess moisture. Installed with nails or staples, sheets interlock during installation to create a barrier against wind-driven moisture. Protruding “studs” create a small, continuous air space on both sides of the barrier, allowing for drying and drainage. Water vapor that diffuses out of building materials into this space either dissipates or condenses and drains off the material. Available in 39-inch-by-50-foot rolls. 888.433.5824. www.delta-dry.com.
Zinsser.Perma-White Mold & Mildew-Proof Exterior Paint is now available in both satin and semigloss finishes. The self-priming paint sticks to surfaces without sanding and is guaranteed for five years to prevent the growth of mold and mildew on the paint film. It's also guaranteed for 15 years to resist fading, cracking, peeling, and blistering. Formulated to withstand humid conditions in mildew-prone areas, the paint can be tinted to off-white, pastels, or medium earth tones. 732.469.8100. www.zinsser.com.
GreenGuard. For flashing that easily conforms to curves and odd shapes, try SuperStretch Flashing. The flexible material stretches in any direction, and its split-release design makes application easy. With long-lasting adhesion to wood, polystyrene sheathings, and housewraps, the flashing performs well across a range of installation temperatures. The ability to conform to irregular surfaces helps eliminate gaps that could create water canals. 800.241.4420. www.green-guard.com.
Georgia-Pacific. Protect subfloors from the damaging effects of water by laying Plytanium DryPly Plywood. With a water-repellent coating, the material absorbs up to 40% less water than regular plywood for up to four weeks. The water barrier helps avoid problems with delamination, warping, and edge swelling. The resulting flat, smooth subfloor holds hardwood floors firmly with less squeaking, decreases the probability of tile cracking, and offers better adhesion under laminate floors. 800.472.8453. www.gp.com/build.
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