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Huber Engineered Woods introduces ZIP System™ stretch tape for national distribution


Charlotte, N.C. – January 20, 2014 – ZIP System™ stretch tape, the newest innovation from Huber Engineered Woods, is now available for national distribution.

ZIP System stretch tape, a one-piece installation flashing tape unlike any other product in the market, is made of a high performance composite acrylic that easily stretches to fit sills, curves and corners – making installation even easier than before and providing a better way of sealing mismatched surfaces.

“ZIP System stretch tape is the best way to seal challenging areas of a home,” said Brent Flotkoetter, general manager of ZIP System sheathing. “It stretches in any direction, allowing builders to lock out moisture without piecing tape segments together. The product’s acrylic adhesion is superior to other products – it has the ability to be pulled up and reapplied without sacrificing moisture and air penetration.”

Builders are praising ZIP System stretch tape for its ease of use and superior moisture penetration.

“ZIP System stretch tape is a great solution for those difficult, time-consuming tasks, such as sealing irregularly shaped windows,” said Chris Lorenz, founder and president of Lorenz Custom Builders. “I’ve used a competitive flex tape in the past, which requires you to cut pieces of tape to fit the unique window shape. With ZIP System stretch tape, we don’t have to do that. It’s much easier to apply.”

ZIP System stretch tape provides a strong bond for an effective ZIP IT TIGHT® seal, preventing air and moisture from penetrating a home.

“A builder’s single most important factor during construction is waterproofing,” says Lorenz. “ZIP System stretch tape is easy to apply, and I know it’s going to stick. Water is not getting into the home with ZIP System sheathing and tape in place.”

ZIP System™ stretch tape makes quick work of window installations:

Best practices call for a 2" overhang onto sheathing, a 6" minimum up each jamb, and shims at each corner prior to placing windows. To estimate how much tape you’ll need for each project, consider this: A typical roll is 75 feet long, and it takes about 4 feet of the ZIP System stretch tape to cover a typical 3 feet wide window based on installation instructions. So you’ll get roughly 18 window sills completed with one roll of ZIP System stretch tape.


About Huber Engineered Woods

Huber Engineered Woods continually strives to create innovative products that suit customers’ needs. Specialty products as AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing, ZIP System® wall and ZIP System® roof products, ZIP System® tape and ZIP System® stretch tape each deliver outstanding performance, easy installation and greater strength in single family, multifamily and light commercial projects. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Huber Engineered Woods has manufacturing operations in Maine, Georgia, Virginia, and Oklahoma, as well as research and development facilities in Georgia. Huber Engineered Woods also serves industrial markets with products for door manufacturers and the transportation industry. For more information, visit www.huberwood.com.


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