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DEFS Starter Strip / Casing Bead with Drip

Designed to protect the raw edges of the board in Direct-Applied Exterior Finish Systems (DEFS) 

The drip leg assists in moving moisture away from the opening or the foundation walls.

Application(s): DEFS

The drip leg assists in moving moisture away from the opening or the foundation walls.

Two rows of large perforations allow the base coat mixture to easily flow through and bond to substrate. Weep holes provide drainage away from the substrate.

ClarkDietrich Keylock™ Splice connectors are available for alignment and as a base for sealant. Caulk all intersections, butt joints, ends, and corners at the time of installation.

Product Data & Ordering Information

Product code Finish thickness Board thickness (A) Back flange (B) Perforated flange (C) Pcs./Box
DE/CS50-16D 1/16" 1/2" 1-3/4" 5/8" 50
DE/CS58-16D 1/16" 5/8" 1-3/4" 5/8" 50

U.S. Patent Numbers 5,970,671 and 6,134,847



ASTM & Code Standards

Product Specifications

  • ASTM D1784 - Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
  • ASTM D4216 (Cell class 13244C) - Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Related PVC and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Building Products Compounds
  • ASTM D638 - Standard Test Methods for Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM D790 - Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
  • ASTM D256 - Standard Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
  • ASTM D648 - Standard Test Methods for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
  • ASTM D696 - Standard Test Methods for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30 Degrees Celsius and 30 Degrees Celsius Vitreous Silicia Dilatometer
  • SDS & Product Certification Information

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Product Code Description
DE/CS50-16D, DE/CS58-16D DEFS Starter Strip / Casing Bead with Drip

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