Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, today announced its ZIP System® R-Sheathing is the first insulated structural panel to achieve code approval under the International Code Council Evaluation Service's (ICC-ES) updated acceptance criteria for proprietary sheathing panels.
The ICC-ES revised its acceptance and testing criteria for proprietary sheathings earlier this year to provide a path for 2009 and 2012 code recognition. The more strenuous acceptance criteria ensures products comply with the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC and IBC. ZIP System R-Sheathing is currently the only insulated structural panel to have achieved recognition under the new guidelines and to have 2009 and 2012 code-recognized shear wall design values.
"The quality of building products has become increasingly important to builders as energy and building codes become more difficult to meet. The stricter requirements set forth by the ICC-ES is reflective of that need," said Matt O'Brien, vice president of commercial operations. "We're pleased that ZIP System R-Sheathing is the first product of its kind to have passed the more rigorous testing required by the new Acceptance Criteria. This accomplishment sets us apart from our competitors in terms of structural integrity and overall product quality."
ZIP System R-Sheathing is a five-in-one insulated panel designed to provide bulk water, thermal, air, and moisture resistance while delivering unmatched strength and durability. Installed with ZIP System™ tape to create a seamless airtight seal, ZIP System R-Sheathing is a superior insulated panel for greater energy efficiency and reduced heating and cooling costs.
The performance standards of ZIP System R-Sheathing can be reviewed through the ICC-ES Evaluation Report (ESR-3373). This independent, third party report provides confirmation to builders and code officials that ZIP System R-sheathing meets current code requirements.
About Huber Engineered Woods
Huber Engineered Woods LLC continually strives to create innovative products that suit their customers' needs. Each one delivers outstanding performance, easy installation and greater strength in single family, multifamily and light commercial projects. Huber's ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing are structural wood panels with built-in protective barriers, eliminating the need for building wrap or felt and providing a continuous rigid moisture and air barrier that optimizes energy efficiency. Additionally, Huber's AdvanTech® Subflooring product is proven to achieve a superior combination of strength and moisture resistance — for subflooring that won't swell, cup, delaminate or bounce even under the toughest conditions.