ZIP System® R-Sheathing

Built-in protection

Engineered to provide installation convenience and long-term performance, ZIP System® R-sheathing offers water, air and thermal management built into every panel. Visit our technical library for detailed specifications, installation guides and other technical information.


 

CONTINUOUS FOAM

INSULATION PROVIDES 

HIGHER R-VALUE

  • Designed to meet new energy codes, continuous polyisocyanurate foam insulation integrated to the back of the panel toward the studs increases thermal performance and minimizes thermal bridging.
 

ENGINEERED WOOD 

PROVIDES STRUCTURE 

AND DURABILITY


  • An exterior engineered wood panel meets wall bracing requirements and provides a nailable, flashable base for cladding, trim and windows.
 

BUILT-IN WATER RESISTIVE 

BARRIER ELIMINATES THE

NEED FOR HOUSEWRAP 

  • A built-in water-resistive barrier eliminates the need for housewrap and helps achieve a quick rough dry-in backed by a 180-day exposure guarantee.¹
 

CONTINUOUS AIR BARRIER 

PROMOTES GREATER

 ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

  • Simply hang the panels and tape the seams for a continuous air barrier to help prevent air leakage and protect insulation R-value as part of an energy efficient enclosure.
 
 
 
 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 


BUILT TO CODE IN EVERY CLIMATE

With a variety of insulation thicknesses available, whether you're building to meet new energy codes or higher thermal performance, ZIP System® R-sheathing has the continuous insulation solution for your job.

 


 

Use the map below to determine the code requirements for your region:

 

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL WOOD FRAMED WALLS R-VALUE REQUIREMENTS


Climate Zone 2009 IECC 2012 IECC 2015 IECC
13 13 13
13 13 13
13 20 or 13+5 20 or 13+5
13 20 or 13+5 20 or 13+5
20 or 13+5 20 or 13+5 20 or 13+5
20 or 13+5 20+5 or 13+10 20+5 or 13+10
21 20+5 or 13+10 20+5 or 13+10
 

Source: International Code Council® (ICC®)



ZIP SYSTEM® R-SHEATHING FASTENING GUIDE


  Framing4 Fasteners Shear Values
ZIP System® R-sheathing Type2 Nominal Stud Spacing (min.) Maximum Stud Spacing (in.) Fastener Specifications3 Edge/Field Spacing (in.) Minimum Penetration Into Framing (in.) Allowable Seismic Controlled Shear Values4.5(plf) Allowable Wind Controlled Shear Values6(plf)
R-3 2-by-4 24 0.131" shank nails 4/12 1.5 245 343
R-3 2-by-4 24 0.131" shank nails 3/12 1.5 280 393
R-3 2-by-4 16 16ga staples, 7/16" crown, 2" length 3/6 1.0 210 294
R-6 2-by-4 24 0.131" shank nails 4/12 1.5 230 322
R-6 2-by-4 24 15ga staples, 7/16" crown, 2.5" length 3/6 1.0 NA5 NA
R-6 2-by-4 24 0.131" shank nails 3/12 1.5 255 357
R-9 2-by-4 24 0.131" shank nails 3/12 1.5 240 336
R-12 2-by-4 24 0.131" shank nails 3/12 1.5 215 301
 




1. Limitations and restrictions apply. Visit ZIPSystem.com for details. 2. Type R-3 sheathing panels have a foam plastic insulation thickness of .5˝. Type R-6 sheathing panels have a foam plastic insulation thickness of 1˝. R-9 sheathing panels have a foam plastic insulation of 1.5˝. Type R-12 sheathing panels have a foam plastic insulation thickness of 2˝. 3. Fasteners must be common nails or equivalent, or staples, or a type generally used to attach wood sheathing. 4. The shearwalls must have a maximum height-to-width aspect ratio of 2:1. 5. This panel and fastening configuration is only applicable to the perspective bracing requirements under the 2009 IRC. 6. ZIP System R-sheathing used as the lateral resistance system in seismic zones C, D0, D1, D2 and E should be designed in accordance to ER-482.