FOR YEARS, HOMES HAVE BEEN BUILT THE SAME WAY. NOT ANYMORE.
A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System® sheathing and tape streamlines the weatherization process with an integrated water- and air-resistive barrier that delivers moisture and air protection in one easy-to-install system.
Benefits for Builders & Contractors
The simple two-step installation of ZIP System streamlines the building process for builders and contractors, delivering faster installation that beats traditional housewrap by 40 percent. ZIP System Sheathing and Tape from Huber Engineered Woods LLC combines an engineered sheathing and a moisture barrier into one product. The protective barrier of these innovative products is engineered directly within the panel to create a single surface. This surface is now water-resistant and vapor permeable, which can be far superior to a house wrap in most
situations. The panels use ZIP System flashing tape with an advanced adhesive to provide an exceptional seal that is virtually air and watertight. After butting the panels and taping the seams, the use of a roller removes any air bubbles to ensure a watertight seal. At this point, siding and roofing can be installed directly on top of the ZIP System sheathing.
Benefits for Homeowners
Homeowners will never see the ZIP System sheathing, but they will experience the benefits of reduced energy bills and increased indoor air quality as it keeps out dust, odors, insects and other pollutants while preventing wood rot and mold. Additionally, these panels provide thermal and air resistance, insulating your home and helping you meet energy requirements for building codes and green building programs.
Storms and extreme weather are no match for ZIP system roof sheathing that becomes the first line of defense against extreme weather. By reinforcing your home’s structural durability, the ZIP roof deck panels can provide the needed underlayment integrity if high winds and storms overcome shingles. This means that if your shingles are blown off in a high wind event, your underlayment will still be there to protect your home.
Building to Last with the ZIP System
ZIP System sheathing panels are available in three thicknesses, allowing you to choose the strength and protection you need. Long-length panels can help reduce the number of seams required. Huber also offers stretch tape to conform to challenging curves and corners. Just some of the benefits of the ZIP System Sheathing and tape include:
Panels are 7/16″ Struc-1 Rated to provide an equivalent or better strength rating than 1/2″ OSB, 1/2″ Fir, and 1/2″ Struc-1 Plywood
A 30-Year Limited Warranty on both the air and water penetration properties and the
A 180-Day Exposure Guarantee for all Zip System tapes along
Tapes can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit
Building Better Homes with Huber ZIP System Sheathing and Builder’s General
Huber products and Builders’ General have a long history of providing builders, remodelers, contractors and homeowners with the products and support for superior home construction outcomes. Our team of in-house experts can help you to spec your next project and get the support you need to make the most of Zip System Sheathing on the job site.