Expanded and Enhanced Flashing Tapes Available in New Sizes

Huber Engineered Woods provides problem-solving innovations as teams and codes continue to make strides toward tighter building envelopes. A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System sheathing and tape for roof eliminates the need for felt with an integrated underlayment that protects against water penetration as an all-in-one continuous water and air barrier. Panel seams are taped with advanced acrylic ZIP System flashing tape for a strong sealed roof deck.

ZIP System building solutions, made by Huber Engineered Woods, transformed structural envelopes by introducing the first integrated sheathing system that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies, notes the manufacturer. The engineered-wood systems streamline installation with built-in, continuous air and water-resistive barriers. A line of integrated panels that also incorporate exterior insulation is available in varying R-values within the ZIP System family of sheathing and flashing products.

In 2019, the ZIP System line of sealing solutions was expanded and includes an enhancement to ZIP System straight flashing tapes to include three new sizes of ZIP System flashing tape and three new sizes of ZIP System stretch tape. The enhanced formula can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ZIP System sealing solutions now include five ZIP System stretch tape options and five ZIP System™ flashing (straight) tapes.

The ZIP System flashing tape is now available in these sizes:

  • New – 3.75” x 30’ – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 9” x 50’ – Used for wider areas like thicker, insulated ZIP System R-sheathing outside corners
  • New – 12” x 50’ – A single-piece roof valley sealing solution
  • 90’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors
  • 6” x 75’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors

The ZIP System stretch tape is now available in sizes:

  • New – 3” x 20” – Ideal for pipe penetration
  • New – 6” x 20” – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 10” x 20’ – A shorter roll perfect for remodeling
  • 6” x 75’ – A favorite for window panes
  • 10” x 75’ – Ideal for thicker multifamily wall assemblies

ZIP System sealing solutions also include ZIP System liquid flash – a fluid-applied flashing alternative to ZIP System flashing and stretch tape. Liquid flash flows into hard-to-flash areas for an air- and water-tight seal.

The expanded line offers a new solution for builders looking for more flexibility and passed Huber Engineered Wood’s rigorous research and development process that brand users have come to know and expect.

According to the manufacturer, All ZIP System tapes are backed by 180-Day Exposure Guarantee and a 30-Year Limited Warranty, feature a split-liner for easy application on tapes 6 inches or wider and can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit www.zipsystemsealingsolutions.com.

Radiant Barrier Combines Energy Efficiency with Moisture Protection

Huber Engineered Woods has released its ZIP System radiant barrier.

Huber Engineered Woods has released its ZIP System radiant barrier.

The most recent innovation from Huber Engineered Woods combines superior strength and stiffness, moisture resistance, and now a radiant heat barrier. The new ZIP System radiant barrier incorporates the signature ZIP System technology with radiant heat protection.

ZIP System radiant barrier combines the energy-efficiency benefits of radiant barrier with the superior moisture protection and simple installation of ZIP System sheathing. The panels are now available for national distribution.

ZIP System radiant barrier panels block up to 97 percent of radiant heat transfer which can lower attic temperatures by as much as 30 degrees. The all-in-one sheathing allows for a faster, more efficient installation, providing an instant 180-day rough dry-in. Homeowners also can reap the benefits of ZIP System Radiant Barrier, as the roof panels reduce home cooling costs up to 12 percent.*

ZIP System radiant barrier roof panels are available in 1/2-, 5/8-, and 7/16-inch thicknesses. ZIP System roof panels eliminate the need for felt paper, resulting in a more efficient building process.

*All testing. Testing was done in accordance with ASTM standard and test methods. The Florida Solar Energy Center/University of Central Florida Publication #FSEC-EN-15-87 titled “Radiant Barriers: A Question & Answer Primer.” Studies represent cases in the Southeast and may not be representative of other regions. Savings also depend on the amount of heat the roof and attic contribute to a home’s cooling load.