Facility Type: Residential

Location: Watertown, Wisconsin

Solutions: Roseburg's RigidCoat Water-Repellent Underlayment, RigidLam® LVL and RFPI® I-Joists

RigidCoat Saves the m-House

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Surface and Panel Magazine has teamed up with architect John Vetter and interior designer Amy Caman to create a new expression of what is possible in residential construction. They are uniting the industry's finest materials and technology in new applications to demonstrate what is being called a residential research lab. The house, which is currently under construction in Watertown, Wisconsin (between Madison and Milwaukee), features products from a global list of industry leaders, including Roseburg.

RFPI Joists, RigidLam LVL and Roseburg's Rigidcoat subfloor underlayment were used exclusively for the mHouse's shell and core. Architect John Vetter could not have been happier about the use of Roseburg Products, as he has consistently specified them in his other projects. He insisted on the use of new Rigidcoat underlayment as an insurance policy against the summer rains of the Midwest.

As fate would have it, 12 inches of rain fell in a 13-day period as the mHouse subfloor construction began. Roseburg's Rigidcoat is produced with a water-repellant coating to protect the subfloor until the structure is enclosed. "This is the first time I've actually gotten to use this new product and it absolutely saved us," says Vetter. "OSB or any other unprotected underlayment would likely have been a disaster after two weeks of pounding rain. The subfloor seriously looks as good as the day it was installed."1

Construction on the mHouse will press on into the fall and winter, but will include open house events to showcase the design. It will reveal the world's most innovative and compelling decorative surfaces in unique and creative ways. Every room in the house and every product in those rooms will showcase the industry's best, including Roseburg decorative products. 2



1. Surface and Panel Magazine, Q3 2014, p 10.
2. <http://www.surfaceandpanel.com/blog/mhouse-feature-industry%E2%80%99s-finest-materials-technology-and-design>


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Click here to read about, "The mHouse lays a Strong Foundation"

Click here to read about, "mHouse to Feature Industries Finest Materials, Technology and Design"

Click here to read about, "mhouse Rising"

Click here to read about, "The Future of Residential Design".

Click here for mHouse Symposium eblast.(As a Roseburg quest, when registering, please click on "Paticipant Registration" to recieve a free courtesy pass to Symposium.)


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