ForceField® Weather Barrier System Now Approved for
Sloped Roof Applications
(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, 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,” commented 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.”
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’x8’, 4’x9’, and 4’x10’, with the Seam Tape available in 3”x180’ rolls, the Seam Tape Plus in 3.5”x90’ 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.
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 ForceField® Weather Barrier System may be found at www.buildgp.com/forcefield.