ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape
It’s a one-of-a-kind structural roof and wall system with a built-in energy-efficient barrier that keeps moisture out and reduces air leakage, while still allowing panels to properly dry. Plus, it installs in two easy steps: 1. Install the panels, 2. Tape the seams. Fewer steps result in faster installation. In fact, ZIP SystemTM tape installs 40% faster when compared to traditional housewrap. Key Features and Components of ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape: High quality structural sheathing panel made of engineered wood delivers strength and durability. Built-in vapor permeable water-resistive barrier eliminates the hassles of house wrap and felt. Engineered for enhanced drainage of bulk water and optimal permeability to allow water vapor to pass through and promote drying. A continuous, rigid air barrier decreases unwanted air leakage for greater energy efficiency. ZIP System™ tape with a specially engineered, high performance acrylic adhesive bonds with ZIP System® panels for a permanent protective seal. ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing is the fastest way to achieve the following: Added Structural Durability ZIP System® sheathing is a code recognized wood structural sheathing panel with built-in weather protection, providing unmatched strength and protection. Superior Moisture Protection By achieving optimal levels of permeability, ZIP System® sheathing and tape protect against water intrusion while still allowing the panels to properly dry. Superior Air Protection ZIP System® sheathing and tape form a tight barrier against unwanted air leakage, for a durable building envelope that promotes energy efficiency and increases interior comfort. Enhanced Thermal Resistance The all-in-one ZIP System® R-Sheathing and tape adds an insulated layer that enhances the building envelope and increases its total R-value.