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Building Resilience Season 3: Resilient Exteriors

Two WRB solutions help to build resilience into the mix. Add a rainscreen, four cladding options cover to the walls, and a sticky roofing membrane under a standing seam metal roof, and you have a resilient little home.
March 01, 2024
SCH Horizon

In season three of Building Resilience, we are mostly looking at two projects: a residing and window replacement job and a stylish backyard shed.

Building resilience into the enclosure

  • Zero global warming potential (GWP) Styrofoam expanded polystyrene (XPS) insulates a hydronically heated slab in a basement living space retrofit.
  • A self-adhered WRB from Benjamin Obdyke called Hydrogap SA on a siding replacement job.
  • Structural sheathing with built-in WRB from Georgia Pacific called Forcefield.
  • New windows and stacking slider doors from PlyGem were installed in the stylish shed.
  • A new peel-and-stick roofing underlayment from Benjamin Obdyke called VaporDry is peeled and stuck to the shed's three roofs.
  • Standing seam metal roofing from ABC caps that shed, but not before...
  • Four types of cladding cover the walls: Variform's vinyl lap siding and panel and channel cladding; open cladding with deck boards; and real stone from Stoneworks, installed the old-fashioned way: with mortar.
  • Finally, we will install a sleek new ceiling cassette from Mitsubishi to condition the shed

And that about wraps up the season three outlook for Building Resilience, THE ONLY show about extreme climate construction. 

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Building Resilience season 3 sponsors:

  • Benjamin Obdyke Hydrogap SA
  • Dupont Styrofoam
  • Georgia Pacific Forcefield
  • PlyGem windows and Doors
  • Variform Siding
  • Stoneworks
  • ABC Roofing
  • Mitsubishi
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