Why we use the Zip System

HOW DOES IT WORK? The technology behind ZIP System sheathing helps eliminate gaps in what is known as the ‘building envelope’, reducing air leakage from areas such as wall joints. ZIP System Wall sheathing is so advanced; it eliminates the need for conventional housewrap, once and for all.
FOR A HOMEOWNER, A TIGHTER HOME MEANS: • Energy savings- Homeowners with ZIP System sheathing save an average of 10.5% on their utility bills. • Increased comfort inside the homeProtecting against air leakage and drafts leads to a more comfortable living space where it counts the most. • Improved air quality- Air barrier systems such as ZIP System Wall sheathing keep families safe by protecting them against harmful pollutants.
WHAT IS THE R-VALUE AND HOW DO WE PROTECT IT? R-value (also known as the resistance value) is the way the building industry measures the inherent thermal resistance of insulation. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance to heat flowing through the wall cavity. Air leakage lessens the ability of insulation to do its job, namely to resist heat flow. The solution is an efficient wall system that creates a tight seal and allows insulation to perform at its intended level. ZIP System Wall sheathing is one of the easiest, most efficient ways to seal the wall system and prevent air leakage from degrading the R-value.

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