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Revolutionizing the
way to tight, dry building enclosures.

01 ZIP System Family of Products

Breakthrough innovation that has transformed the future of building enclosures.

02 What Is ZIP System

A revolutionary structural roof and wall system that streamlines weatherization with an integrated air and water-resistive barrier.

  • Speed & Ease of Installation

    ZIP System creates a quick and simple two-step installation that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt.

  • Continuous Air Barrier

    Taped seams form a tight barrier against air leakage for a more energy-efficient building envelope.

  • Integrated Water-Resistive Barrier

    Helps protect against water intrusion while still allowing the panels to properly dry.

  • Structural Durability

    ZIP System panels are available with a Structural 1 rating[1], so you can get shear strength to meet seismic and high-wind-zone requirements.

03 The Evolution of Enclosures

For years, homes have been built the same way. Not anymore.

Throughout history, home construction has been shaped by two forces: water and air. In the early 2000s, Huber Engineered Woods set out to develop an innovative approach to building envelopes; one that offered durable structural performance combined with moisture and air protection in an easy-to-install sheathing system.

The result is ZIP System sheathing and tape, a revolutionary new approach to building enclosures that solves the age-old challenge of water, air and vapor control with a streamlined structural system offering integrated protection and a simple, fast installation.

See ZIP System on “This Old House” with Joe Lstiburek

See ZIP System on “This Old House” with Joe Lstiburek

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Building enclosures have evolved. Have your materials?

Builders use rosin paper treated with tar to increase indoor comfort and reduce air transfer.
Builders begin using housewrap, but frequent tears and rips make moisture protection and air control unreliable.
An engineered wood panel with a water and air-resistive barrier built in, revolutionary ZIP System sheathing and tape delivers integrated moisture and air protection in one easy-to-install sheathing system.