ClarkDietrich continues to integrate the innovative E-Flange design into its line of exterior finishing products with the addition of E-Flange Casing Bead. Casing Bead is designed to terminate stucco and plaster against doors, windows and dissimilar materials. E-Flange features a unique raised flange design that provides 80 percent more stucco embedment than standard “flat flange” profiles.
The larger triangular perforations in ClarkDietrich E-Flange allow more stucco mix to flow through the flange, providing more thorough and consistent embedment. In addition, the unique E-Flange shape allows for quick tying of lath and other accessories, making for easier installation.
“Stucco embedment is undoubtedly the biggest issue for the plaster and lath industry. Stucco systems have come under fire recently for issues related to poor embedment and the industry is searching for options,” said Christopher Little, Sr. Product Manager, ClarkDietrich. “With the success of the E-Flange Control Joint and BackerBead with E-Flange, we believed our standard casing beads with E-Flange could improve both stucco installations, for a better performing exterior wall.”
The optimized embedment capabilities of E-Flange Casing Bead easily achieve requirements outlined in ASTM C-1063 and ASTM C1861 for full stucco coverage. The product is available in all grounds from 5/8” and above.