Georgia-Pacific Building Products Launches
DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier
(ATLANTA) – Georgia-Pacific, a leading commercial and residential building products manufacturer committed to developing the highest-quality products while leading with a tireless commitment to innovation, announces the launch of DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier, a fluid-applied, air- and water-resistive barrier. Once applied, DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier produces a seamless, durable membrane on exterior gypsum sheathing, wood sheathing, CMU, and concrete walls.
A new product within the DensDefy™ Products line, DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier works side-by-side with the DensElement® Barrier System and ForceField® Weather Barrier to provide a high-performance, highly durable WRB-AB system across multiple substrates, including DensGlass® Gold Sheathing.
“DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier helps architects design effectively using a system of
high-performance products, designed to work together,” said Jason Peace, vice president of marketing & product management for Georgia-Pacific Building Products. “For our general contractor friends, the inherent benefits of STP technology can provide labor and time savings and, when coupled with full manufacturer support, the DensElement® Barrier System and DensDefy™ Products simplify a highly fractured market.”
DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier
The perfect companion for the DensElement® Barrier System, the new DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier is a single-component, monolithic, elastomeric, STP-based water-resistive barrier and air barrier (WRB-AB). Developed to help protect against water intrusion and mitigate the risk of unwanted air movement, the product cures quickly (and in wet conditions), is exceptionally durable, and is vapor permeable, meaning it allows damp surfaces to dry.
Weather Versatility & Performance
DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier can help with delivering on-time and on-budget as the product can be applied in wet weather, on damp substrates, and tolerates rain immediately after application. Live in an area known for cold weather? Not a problem: DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier can be applied in temps as low as 25F and cures in temps as low as 32F. No worries if your job is paused: DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier can be exposed to normal weather conditions for up to 12 months.
Compatibility & Ease of Application
Use of DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier is easy: no new trades or specialty equipment are needed and is easy to apply via roller or spray. Additionally, this product allows for continuity of the WRB-AB regardless of change in substrates; can be applied to produce a seamless, durable membrane on exterior gypsum or wood sheathing; and bonds to most common materials without priming. DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier is also compatible with many sealants and waterproofing accessories and features excellent adhesion and compatibility with DensElement® Barrier System.
Georgia-Pacific Legacy & Tech Support
General contractors and architects trust the GP name and history of product development leadership and innovation. GP is the go-to manufacturer for exterior sheathing and offers technical support to include jobsite observation reports (upon request) and application best practices and troubleshooting. All information from one source makes any issues easily solvable.
More information on DensDefy™ Liquid Barrier System may be found at www.densdefy.com.
The Georgia-Pacific DensElement® Barrier System, with AquaKOR™ Technology, integrates the gypsum core and the fiberglass mat to form a hydrophobic, monolithic surface that blocks bulk water, but allows vapor to pass through. The Georgia-Pacific DensElement® Barrier System eliminates the need for building wrap, fluid-applied membranes, or peel-and-stick membranes. It’s faster to install and can be installed when it’s wet outside–saving time and labor. The all-in-one Georgia-Pacific DensElement ® Barrier system is finished with DensDefy™ Liquid Flashing to fill and seal joints, fasteners, openings, penetrations, and transitions. The Georgia-Pacific DensElement ® Barrier System is ABAA listed and WRB-AB approved and has a customized MasterSpec® specification –061656 Air and Water Resistive Sheathing Board. For more information, visit www.denselement.com.