HORSHAM, Penn — Benjamin Obdyke is building on the success of its InvisiWrap UV-resistant housewrap with the launch of a self-adhered version, InvisiWrap SA. Like the original InvisiWrap UV, InvisiWrap SA is specially designed for projects with open-joint cladding: It offers enhanced UV protection to accommodate increased exposure, and its black, non-printed facer ensures an ideal aesthetic and shadows between the gaps. The addition of a continuous, 100% acrylic adhesive provides further protection by sealing around cladding fasteners to help maintain the integrity of the air barrier.
“InvisiWrap SA is a direct result of feedback from our contractor customers, who were seeking not only UV resistance, but protection from the excess wind that comes through the larger gaps of open-joint cladding,” said Tara Murray, director of marketing for Benjamin Obdyke. “Extended UV exposure is a growing need as project lead times grow and open-joint cladding continues to expand in popularity.
InvisiWrap SA provides the ideal solution for the systems’ increased exposure while preserving the integrity of the design aesthetic.” InvisiWrap SA has a split-release liner for easy application and positioning. The acrylic adhesive is repositionable during installation; once an installer is satisfied with the wrap placement, they apply pressure to fully activate the bond. No seam tape is required.
A polyester non-woven housewrap with a polyester coating, InvisiWrap SA is tougher than standard housewraps and will stand up to the elements with superior tear strength and water holdout. When used in conjunction with a rainscreen, InvisiWrap SA provides superior bulk water drainage, exceptional vapor permeability, and long-lasting durability for the building envelope.
With a UV exposure allowance of 12 months, InvisiWrap SA also is suitable for light commercial projects with conventional cladding, where longer lead times may mean increased building wrap exposure time.
InvisiWrap SA is available through traditional residential distribution channels. When used with Benjamin Obdyke’s HydroFlash UV+ flashing tape around doors and windows and Batten UV furring strips, InvisiWrap SA carries an industry-leading 25-year system warranty.