ZIP SYSTEM SHEATHING

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 40% faster installation when compared to traditional housewrap and felt.

 

Key Features and Components of ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape

1 High quality structural sheathing panel made of engineered wood delivers strength and durability.
 
2 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.
 
3 A continuous, rigid air barrier decreases unwanted air leakage for greater energy efficiency.
 
4 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.

 




Three thicknesses. Two colors. It’s one panel that can do it all.

The ZIP System® product line is designed to streamline work on the jobsite. Three panel thicknesses let you choose the strength and protection you need for your build. Each one is engineered for use on both roof and wall applications, meaning one panel is all you need to get the job done right.


Panels are also conveniently color-coded, with the 7/16" panel colored green and the thicker 1/2" and 5/8" boards colored sienna – making it easy to spot the right panel for the job.


Sample Combinations:

 

PRODUCT DATA




7/16" ZIP System® Roof & Wall Sheathing
Performance
Category
Panel
Size
Panel
Count
Edge
Profile
PS2 Span
Rating
Code
Evaluation Report
Vapor Transmission of
WRB Layer**
Air Barrier
7/16 4' x 8' 80 T&T 24/16 ESR 1473
ESR 1474
12-16 perm
ASTM E 96-00
Procedure B
ASTM
E 2178-03 <0.02L(s*m2)
@ 75 Pa

ASTM
E 2357-05 <0.02L(s*m2)
@ 75 Pa
7/16
Extended
Lengths*
4' x 9'
4' x 10'

4' x 8' 1-1/8"
4' x 9' 1-1/8"
4' x 10' 1-1/8"
70
60

80
70
60


1/2" & 5/8" ZIP System® Roof & Wall Sheathing
Performance
Category
Panel
Size
Panel
Count
Edge
Profile
PS2 Span
Rating
Code
Evaluation Report
Vapor Transmission of
WRB Layer**
1/2 4' x 8' 70 T&T 32/16
Structural 1
ESR 1473
ESR 1474
12-16 perm
ASTM E 96-00
Procedure B
5/8 4' x 8' 55 T&T
T&G*
40/20
Structural 1

*Contact your Huber Sales Professional for availability in your area.
**When used with ZIP System tape

Although all projects are unique, experience has shown that 1 roll of 3 3/4-inch ZIP System® tape is needed for approximately 7 sheets of 4x8 ZIP System® sheathing. This should only be considered a general "rule of thumb" when ordering materials with the understanding that some jobs may require more or less depending on the specific project.