ATLANTA — Georgia-Pacific recently announced that ForceField® Weather Barrier System is now approved for sloped roof application uses.
ForceField Weather Barrier System is an integrated WRB (weather-resistive barrier) 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. 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 and 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.”
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.
The ForceField Weather Barrier System is available in panel sizes 4-foot by 8-foot, 4-foot by 9-foot, and 4-foot by10-foot, with the Seam Tape available in 3-inch by 180-foot rolls, the Seam Tape Plus in 3.5 inch by 90-foot rolls, and the Premium Tape for sloped roof applications. Additional options include Flex Flashing and Corner Seal. ForceField Weather Barrier System comes with a 10-year limited transferrable warranty.
More information on ForceField Weather Barrier System may be found at www.buildgp.com/forcefield.