Zip System News

POSTED: 11/07/2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 7 , 2016) – Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW), a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, announced today it will reopen its Spring City, Tennessee, oriented strand board (OSB) facility in 2018 pending completion of various State and local incentives processes. Download »

POSTED: 07/29/2016
Huber Engineered Woods LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, has introduced a new R-9 insulation thickness to its ZIP System® R-sheathing line. ZIP System® R-sheathing solutions for residential, multifamily and light commercial construction are structurally approved engineered wood sheathing panels with built-in polyisocyanurate continuous foam insulation. Like the original ZIP System® sheathing and tape products introduced in 2006, ZIP System R-sheathing solutions include an integrated water-resistive barrier that eliminates the need for housewrap and are completed with advanced acrylic ZIP System™ flashing tape to seal panel seams. Download »

POSTED: 07/22/2016
Specialty products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC alleging that the ForceField™ Air and Water Barrier System infringes HEW’s patents for its ZIP System® sheathing and tape products. Download »

POSTED: 02/23/2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 23, 2016) – Huber Engineered Woods, a leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, was honored with two awards from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in January. Download »

POSTED: 01/18/2016
ZIP System™ stretch tape, a popular innovation from Huber Engineered Woods LLC, is now available in a 10-inch width. A complement to ZIP System® sheathing and tape for exterior walls and roofs often used in multifamily wood-framed construction, the new wide-width tape especially helps flash projects with deeper window assemblies. Like the originally-introduced 6-inch ZIP System stretch tape, the new size provides speed and ease of application on the job with a single-piece installation solution that stretches in all directions for an air- and water-tight seal. Download »

POSTED: 04/29/2015
Huber Engineered Woods LLC snags top spot for both brands. Read More »

POSTED: 02/24/2015
The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success. Visit URL »

POSTED: 01/20/2015
One-piece installation helps seal the most challenging areas of a home Read More »

POSTED: 11/17/2014
The HEW Charlotte office was named one of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal this week, snagging seventh place in the Middle Business Category. Read More »

POSTED: 10/20/2014
Huber Engineered Woods’ flagship products, AdvanTech® flooring and ZIP System® sheathing and tape, are the first premium subflooring and combination wood structural panel and water resistive barrier panel brands to receive environmental product declarations (EPD), respectively. Read More »

POSTED: 10/01/2014
BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland is a major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, real estate developers, government officials and community organizations in the Midwest. Visit URL »

POSTED: 05/30/2014
If you pick up the June/July issue of Fine Homebuilding Magazine, you’ll notice several ZIP System appearances in the article “Framing for Efficiency.” Read More »

POSTED: 05/28/2014
Can you spy ZIP System sheathing in this article that originally appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times? Read More »

POSTED: 05/09/2014
Seasoned architect Matt O’Malia recently cited ZIP System sheathing as a building element used in constructing Michigan’s first Passive House, which adheres to strict green-building codes. Read More »

POSTED: 04/09/2014
Sunlast Metal Inc., one of Florida’s premier metal roofing manufacturers, has endorsed Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions. Read More »

POSTED: 04/07/2014
Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, announced its ZIP System™ tape is the first flashing tape to receive ICC-ES recognition to the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2012 International Building Code (IBC). Read More »

POSTED: 03/13/2014
Huber Engineered Woods marketing manager Beth Straeten tallks to Justin Fink about the demands the market put on the popular zip-system sheathing, and how Huber's new radiant-barrier sheathing is just what warm-climate builders are looking for. Read More »

POSTED: 02/24/2014
ZIP System Radiant Barrier is a three-in-one panel that safeguards against wind, moisture, and radiant heat. Read More »

POSTED: 02/24/2014
Proud Green Home, a blog focused on sustainable building practices, is currently featuring ZIP System Radiant Barrier on its home page. The article claims ZIP System Radiant Barrier is the “one roof sheathing panel that protects the interior and exterior during and after construction.” Read More »

POSTED: 02/20/2014
The Journal of Light Construction (JLC), one of the premier trade publications for the building and construction industry, used ZIP System roof sheathing in a gutter repair project that claimed an eight page feature story in the outlet’s February issue. Read More »

POSTED: 02/07/2014
Huber Engineered Wood fitted its ZIP System sheathing with a radiant barrier to help protect against air and moisture infiltration while limiting energy loss loss through the roof. The ZIP System Radiant Barrier is a two-in-one, dual-sided product designed to save time at the jobsite by eliminating the need to install felt roofing paper. It offers a 180-day rough dry-in. Read More »

POSTED: 11/14/2013
Builders face some significant construction challenges from Mother Nature. Chance Miller, a builder in New Orleans, faces near 100 percent humidity in the spring and summer, omnipresent threats of rain, and frequent weather-related construction delays. Protecting framing materials, which are often made from wood in residential construction, from the elements is a significant concern. Miller has turned to Huber Engineered Woods LLC's ZIP System as a way to get walls erected and protected, while effectively guarding against moisture and water intrusion. Read More »

POSTED: 10/25/2013
One of construction professionals’ biggest complaints is that board swells when wet. In fact, in a recent survey sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods, nearly half of the respondents said they preferred getting a root canal to dealing with plywood flooring that has swelled after a rainfall. Read More »

POSTED: 09/24/2013
Huber Engineered Woods asks real questions in the Big Easy Read More »

POSTED: 09/23/2013
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. Read More »

POSTED: 04/15/2013
Combined with ZIP System™ tape Huber now offers a total sealing solution for residential and commercial construction Read More »

POSTED: 03/25/2013
Product News, Upcoming Tradeshows, Rebates and More. Read More »

POSTED: 01/04/2013
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POSTED: 11/20/2012
Coastal Custom Builder Switches to AdvanTech® Flooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing to Eliminate Installation Headaches Read More »

POSTED: 11/01/2012
Building codes on Kiawaha Island on the South Carolina coast are tough. HGTV chose ZIP System roof and wall sheathing to help beat those codes while providing the home with air and water tightness. Click here to read HGTV's take on why ZIP Roof and Wall Sheathing was chosen for their 2013 Dream Home Giveaway. Visit URL »

POSTED: 08/16/2012
Idaho Builder Selects AdvanTech® Flooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing to Complete Custom Homes in a Short Building Season Read More »

POSTED: 07/18/2012
First Ever Five-in-One Sheathing with Foam Insulation Provides Unmatched Building Performance. Read More »

POSTED: 05/03/2012
CHARLOTTE, NC. (MAY 3, 2012) – Huber Engineered Woods announced today the signing of a national agreement with Lennar Corporation, one of the country's leading and best known builders. The agreement will pave the way for usage of Huber's branded specialty products including ZIP System® wall sheathing and AdvanTech® subflooring. Read More »