Benjamin Obdyke

Roof Products

Benjamin Obdyke is one of America's leading providers of high-quality residential roof and wall building solutions. Our products enhance the building system to maximize the performance, durability, and value of a building's most critical elements — its outer structure. In short, when you “build better” with Benjamin Obdyke, you build to last.

Ridge Ventilation

Maintain the structural integrity of the roof and improve insulation performance with our innovative ridge and roof ventilation products.

Rapid Ridge®
Rapid Ridge® 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. The lightest ridge vent on a roll, Rapid Ridge is available in three sizes - Rapid Ridge Standard, Rapid Ridge 7, and Rapid Ridge Metric.
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Roll Vent®
Roll Vent® ridge vent offers the most innovative, effective way to protect residential roofing from the deteriorating forces of excess heat and moisture build-up. Roll Vent is available in two sizes - Roll Vent Standard and Roll Vent Metric.
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Xtractor Vent®
Xtractor Vent® is Benjamin Obdyke's externally baffled, shingle over ridge vent specially designed to extract heat and moisture out of the attic. Xtractor Vent is available in four versions, with or without nails:
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Underlayments

Protect the life of your roof by controlling moisture with our unique underlayment products.

Cedar Breather®
Cedar Breather® protects the beauty and life of wood roofing by providing a space for continuous airflow between the solid roof deck and shingles or shakes.

For optimum performance, use Cedar Breather with Rapid Ridge® 7 ridge vent.
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Wall Products

Benjamin Obdyke is one of America's leading providers of high-quality residential roof and wall building solutions. Our products enhance the building system to maximize the performance, durability, and value of a building's most critical elements — its outer structure. In short, when you “build better” with Benjamin Obdyke, you build to last.

Benjamin Obdyke’s Rainscreen Products

A rainscreen is a moisture management technique for controlling rain entry in an exterior wall that involves locating a pressure-moderated air space immediately behind exterior cladding in addition to employing a water resistive barrier. Benjamin Obdyke has been providing innovative rainscreen solutions since the early 1990’s. We are credited with being the innovator of the rolled rainscreen and have sold the market leading Home Slicker brand since 2002. Our rainscreen products continue to be marketing leading products offering the upmost is performance and value.

How a Rainscreen Works

The air space that is created by the rainscreen between the back of the cladding and the face of the water resistive barrier is designed to reduce the forces that draw water into the assembly. Water that does reach the back of the cladding is then permitted to drain from the wall assembly via the space created by the rainscreen. In addition to the drainage capabilities, a rainscreen system also helps accelerate the drying of moisture-laden air (vapor) that accumulates in the interior wall assembly by moving air in a convective fashion throughout the cavity. Benjamin Obdyke offers a full line of rainscreen products specifically designed for use behind a variety of claddings including wood, fiber cement, manufactured stone, thin stone, and stucco. Click on one of the products listed on the right for additional information on moisture management and rainscreen related information.

Home Slicker®
The unique, vertically-channeled, three-dimensional 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 10 is designed to meet the 10mm code requirements in Canada.
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Home Slicker® Plus Typar®
Home Slicker® Plus Typar® is 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 matrix bonded to Typar, the premium residential and commercial grade housewrap. Home Slicker® 10 Plus Typar® was created to comply with new Canadian building codes.