Pinhoti Peak: Topping off a Mountain Home with an Integrated WRB/AB


Component Quantities: Component Quantities: 5/8” DensElement® Sheathing: 4,256 sq. ft. / 133 sheets 4’ x 8’

7/16” ForceField® Panels: 7,360 sq. ft. / 230 sheets 4’ x 8’

Type of Building: Residential (Custom Home)

Location: Elijay, GA (North Georgia Mountains)
Key Companies:
General Contractor: Chip Wade of Wade Works Creative, LLC Architect: Chip Wade of Wade Works Creative, LLC
Pinhoti Peak: Topping off a Mountain Home with an Integrated WRB/AB

When Emmy Award-winning host, designer, and executive producer Chip Wade considered building a modern custom home nestled in the mountains in northern Georgia, he fell in the love with the national forest views—but knew that building at a 3,000-foot elevation would come with its share of challenges, from construction logistics to temperamental weather conditions.

The rolling landscape, while idyllic, can leave a home exposed to severe weather conditions, including high winds, snow, and heavy rain. As architect, general contractor, and homeowner, Wade knew this is no place to apply house wrap that can easily blow and tear. For integrated WRB/AB sheathing that could help dry-in the structure faster, Wade specified ForceField® Weather Barrier System for the sloped roof on his Pinhoti Peak home.

Adding ForceField® Premium Tape to treat the seams, Wade and his team were pleased to find that ForceField Weather Barrier System was quick and easy to install. Plus, they were able to benefit from direct technical support from the product specification phase through to the completion of installation.

With this high-performance integrated sheathing system in place, Wade can be confident that his home will stand strong against the elements during construction and beyond.

Watch the video to learn more about why Chip Wade also specified Georgia-Pacific’s DensElement® Barrier System for his home’s walls.

Note: Chip Wade is a proud partner of Georgia-Pacific Building Products. ForceField Weather Barrier System and DensElement Barrier System materials were donated by Georgia-Pacific to support his Pinhoti Peak project.