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ZIP System® R-sheathing

Added value and added R-value come standard with ZIP System® R-sheathing
Whether building to new energy code requirements or advanced thermal envelope performance, design and construction teams are looking to continuous insulation to add R-value to exterior walls. In a typical wood-framed wall, thermal bridging occurs at each stud, plate, and header, reducing the effective overall R-value of the wall.
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ZIP System® R-sheathing

Added value and added R-value come standard with ZIP System® R-sheathing

Whether building to new energy code requirements or advanced thermal envelope performance, design and construction teams are looking to continuous insulation to add R-value to exterior walls. In a typical wood-framed wall, thermal bridging occurs at each stud, plate, and header, reducing the effective overall R-value of the wall. Exterior continuous insulation helps reduce thermal bridging and contributes to overall energy efficiency. Progressive builders like Carl Seville of SK Collaborative use ZIP System® R-sheathing and tape to not only include continuous insulation in their enclosure design, but also a built-in rigid air barrier, water-resistive barrier and nailable engineered wood panel – all in one easy-to-install sheathing system.  Available in multiple insulation thicknesses, ZIP System R-sheathing panels are advancing exterior walls in all climate zones.

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