With a tradition of innovation in building products since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke is one of America's leading providers of high-quality roof ventilation and wall moisture management building products. Driven by the goal to always “build better”, we constantly develop and add new advances to our product offerings by listening to the needs of the architect and builder communities as well as our distribution partners.
Our products enhance the building system to maximize the performance, durability, and value of a building's most critical elements — its outer structure. When you “build better” with Benjamin Obdyke, you build to last.
More than any other part of your house, the roof is subject to extremely high heat, both on and under the roof deck. In the summer, on a clear 90°F day, the sun can heat the roof shingles to 170°F. Without adequate ventilation, heat can build up to as high as 140°F inside the attic, temperatures which can damage shingles. Eventually this uncontrolled hot air can penetrate the home's living space, warming the area below and causing increased demands on air conditioners and increased utility costs. A properly ventilated attic that utilizes Benjamin Obdyke ridge vent products enables excess heat to escape outside, allowing the roof to maintain its structural integrity, and improving insulation performance.
Roll Vent® - The most innovative, effective ridge vent that protects roofing from the deteriorating forces of excess heat and moisture build-up.
Rapid Ridge® - This nail gun-able ridge vent offers the quickest installation of any rolled roof ventilation product on the market, complete with superior weather and insect infiltration protection.
Cougar® Ridge Vent - This easy to install classic style ridge vent is made from nylon matrix technology. It can be installed by hand or with a pneumatic nail gun (coil nails are included).
Xtractor Vent® family of products - A full line of externally baffled, shingle over ridge vent products are specifically designed to extract heat and moisture out of the attic.
Protect the life of your roof by controlling moisture with our unique underlayment products. Each prolongs the life of the roof materials, creating a roof assembly built to stand the test of time.
Cedar Breather® - This moisture management underlayment protects the beauty and life of wood roofing by providing a space for continuous airflow between the solid roof deck and shingles or shakes.
Moisture accumulation in the building envelope reduces the structural integrity of the wall and can lead to mold infestation. When appropriate moisture management methods are not incorporated in to the wall it can lead to failures in many of the wall’s components including the premature blistering or cracking of exterior finishes on claddings such as wood, fiber-cement, brick, stucco, or stone.
Home Slicker® - The unique, vertically-channeled, three-dimensional rainscreen matrix of Home Slicker provides a continuous space for drainage and drying, a thermal break and pressure equalization — eliminating the threat of trapped moisture.
Home Slicker® Plus Typar® - A cost-effective, labor and material saving, moisture eliminating rainscreen combined with a water resistive barrier. Each roll contains the patented Home Slicker three-dimensional rainscreen matrix bonded to Typar, the premium residential and commercial grade housewrap.
Home Slicker® Stone & Stucco - A vertically channeled rainscreen that has been specifically designed for use with manufactured stone, natural stone, stucco, and masonry applications. Each roll contains the patented Home Slicker three-dimensional rainscreen matrix bonded to a fabric which prevents mortar from entering the wall cavity during cladding installation.
HydroGap Drainable Housewrap™ - the newest moisture management product from Benjamin Obdyke. This product allows construction professionals to effectively eliminate excess moisture and prevent the damaging effects of mold and rot resulting in a better built wall. Its unique design removes at least 100X more bulk water from a wall versus standard housewraps. This is achieved through the one millimeter spacer bonded to the high performance housewrap. This “GAP” provides a positive drainage space between the sheathing and cladding material.
Blockade™ Mortar Deflection System - Designed specifically for use in brick wall cavities the entangled matrix design of the Blockade Mortar Deflection System blocks mortar from clogging the weep holes and allows excess moisture to flow freely out of the wall cavity. The result is a brick wall that is built to stand the test of time and remains free from the deteriorating effects of mold and mildew.
Typar® is a registered trademark of Fiberweb, Inc.
As a leading provider of high-quality roof and wall building solutions, Benjamin Obdyke offers today's building professionals a unique set of advantages — high-quality, innovative ridge vent, rainscreen and moisture management products backed by more than a century of in-depth industry know-how and attention to detail. Here at Benjamin Obdyke, we understand that our responsibility to architects, builders, and installers is more than just "making products". In support of this, Benjamin Obdyke provides a wealth of product knowledge and support aimed at helping building professionals to "build better" every step of the way. For more information on our ridge vent, rainscreen and other moisture management systems products please see out product FAQ's.