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Schneider Custom Builders Switches to AdvanTech® Flooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing to Eliminate Installation Headaches


Coastal Custom Builder Switches to AdvanTech® Flooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing to Eliminate Installation Headaches

Jim Schneider has been building quality homes for over 20 years, and since 2002 has been building custom homes on the lower Eastern Shore and in the Virginia Beach area of Hampton Roads, VA. Schneider’s company, Schneider Custom Builders, builds up to five custom homes a year. Interested more in quality over quantity, Schneider had always been frustrated by improperly installed materials on the jobsite that cost him time, money and potentially his reputation. Those factors are why he made the switch to AdvanTech subflooring over regular OSB and ZIP System roof and wall sheathing over housewrap and OSB.

Once Schneider made the switch to AdvanTech flooring and ZIP System roof and wall sheathing, it was permanent. “We switched first to AdvanTech and then to ZIP System sheathing because of the poor performance of materials that were improperly installed. With AdvanTech and ZIP System sheathing, I really like the ability to dry in the house so securely at the frame stage.”
With elaborate exterior trim details on most of his homes, it often takes a significant amount of time for Schneider’s crew to complete the work. As a result, the roof is not installed right away and a system that will protect the interior from the elements so his contractors can begin work inside the home becomes essential. “The ease of installation with ZIP System sheathing far outweighs the OSB and housewrap assembly,” said Schneider. “Many times workers in our industry don’t take the time to understand the correct way to install the products they use. ZIP System sheathing is so easy to install correctly, it eliminates that from ever being an issue during the building process.”

AdvanTech flooring offers fastening guide marks and self-spacing tongue and groove for easy installation while also providing an industry leading 50 year limited warranty and 300 day no sanding guarantee. ZIP System sheathing also comes with a fastening guide and installs quickly with two easy steps – fasten the panels and tape the seams while eliminating felt and housewrap from the building process. ZIP System sheathing offers a best in class 30 year system and panel warranty.

While Schneider initially made the switch to AdvanTech® flooring and ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing products to make installation easier, he also realizes the quality of the products helps to differentiate his homes. “Using AdvanTech flooring and ZIP System sheathing has given us a great means of differentiation,” said Schneider. “At the end of the day, I make sure my customers
know I am using the highest quality products. Even if my competition is using Huber products as well, I know our clients are getting a superior product.”
For more information on Schneider Custom Builders visit http://www.schneidercustombuilders.com/. For more information on AdvanTech Flooring visit

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