VSA Enterprises Inc., and its predecessor Quicksilver Building Products (QBP), was founded in 1987. Our focus was and remains designing and producing innovative construction materials made of durable, modern plastic.
Addressing the need for light and plug mounting plates, installed originally with vinyl siding, these products have since become a standard installation practice in North America. This VSA product line includes a full line of vents to suit nearly every application for the exterior of the modern residential home.
What’s the best way to eliminate the possibility of moisture intrusion into the wall at exterior lights and plugs? Simple: just eliminate the hole!Traditionally, exterior electrical boxes are fastened to a stud in an opening through the sheathing. The electrical box itself is a large opening in the air/moisture barrier (a violation of the NBC). In an effort to eliminate this hole, professionals have used spray foam, flashing tape, and other products, all of which are costly, labor-intensive and prone to improper installation. OAB puts the electrical box OUTSIDE the air/moisture barrier! Since the only penetration through the sheathing and air/moisture barrier is a 3/4” hole for the wire to pass through, it can be 100% sealed with caulking. It saves time and money while eliminating the potential for future problems.
Another plus: OAB can be mounted anywhere! Because is mounted to the sheathing, not to a stud, placement can be “fine tuned” with much more flexibility than an in wall box.