ZIP System® wall and roof sheathing combines a structural panel and protective barrier in a complete system that offers the strength and durability of an OSB panel with built in moisture protection.
ZIP System wall and roof sheathing prevents water from becoming trapped between the panel and barrier.
ZIP System wall sheathing is specially designed to provide optimal permeance. Panels protect against moisture intrusion while also allowing walls to breathe and dry out
Properly sealing of the building envelope is one of the most critical steps in constructing an energy-efficient home. Heating and cooling account for 50% to 70% of the total energy used in the average home, in which air leakage can contribute significantly to energy waste. Eliminating gaps in the building envelope reduces air leakage from areas such as wall joints.
Why Is An Air Barrier Important For Energy Efficiency?
Increased Comfort: A tighter building envelope reduces the amount of unconditioned air, drafts and moisture that can enter the home.
- Lower Utility Bills: Air leakage accounts for 25% to 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling, hampering the performance of other building systems such as insulation and HVAC. All building systems must perform well together to optimize the energy efficiency of a home.
- Improved Air Quality: A tighter building envelope reduces the infiltration of outdoor air containing pollutants, allergens, dust and moisture.
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