Fortify Your Next Roof with ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape

Protect your home's first line of defense

Every year, hurricanes cause hundreds of millions—sometimes billions—of dollars in damage to homes. Your first line of defense is a strong, resilient roof. Use the Zip System sheathing and tape to meet one of the key elements of achieving a FORTIFIED Home™* Roof for your next build or roof project. This all-in-one sealed roof deck system has a water-resistive barrier built in, and is completed with advanced acrylic taped panel seams for a strong, continuous air and water barrier. Plus, ZIP System sheathing and tape is easy to install and there’s no need for felt.

Talk to your local sales representative today about how ZIP System sheathing and tape can help save time on your next project, and help you and homeowners  achieve a FORTIFIED Home designation with a more resilient, sealed roof deck.

 

 


 

The Fastest Way to a Resilient Roof in Storm-Prone Areas

A key in helping prevent extensive water intrusion in a high-wind event is a sealed roof deck. That’s where ZIP System® sheathing and tape come in. It’s a one-of-a-kind roof and wall system that provides structural durability, built-in moisture resistance and strong base to a resilient roof system.

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PROTECTION AGAINST WATER INTRUSION
ZIP System® sheathing and tape for roofs is a unique single-panel system with multiple control layers built in. The combination of a built-in water-resistant barrier and taped panel seams on a high-strength engineered wood panel, not only eliminates the need for felt, but creates a dependable resistant deck that can protect a roof from damaging water intrusion in the event high-winds blow off roof coverings.

STRUCTURAL DURABILITY FOR HIGH-WIND ZONES
The Structural 1-rated engineered wood panel provides strength and stiffness for a dependable roof deck. See below for technical specifications for thicknesses available in 7/16", 5/8", and 1/2" panels.

INSTALLS FAST AND ELIMINATES RE-WORK
Save installation time by eliminating the need for felt. With a built-in water-resistive barrier there's no risk of water getting behind your protective outer layer and damaging sheathing panels, which can cause costly delays for re-work.

QUICKER ROUGH DRY-IN
With ZIP System® sheathing and tape, you can reduce the installation steps needed to build a resilient sealed roof and achieve dry-in status.

 

 

 

*Not all homes built using ZIP System® sheathing and ZIP System™ tape will qualify for a FORTIFIED Home designation. Homes require compliance with all FORTIFIED Home™ technical requirements, and additional inspections. For more information, please visit www.fortifiedhome.org. See ESR-1473 for code compliance as a roof underlayment.

 

Engineered for a Variety of Roofing Materials

ZIP System® sheathing and tape provides a water-resistant, durable underlayment for many finished roof coverings including metal, tile and asphalt, fiberglass or cedar shingles. Three panel thicknesses let you choose the strength and protection you need for your build. Visit our technical library for load span and specification details.
 

Engineered to perform above structural panel code values, panels install fast and stay flat, for a roof that looks as good as it performs.
 




Go to our technical library for specifications and performance details for 7/16," 1/2," or 5/8," panel options.
 




The ZIP System® product line is backed with an industry-leading 30-year limited warranty.*
*Limitations and restrictions apply. See Limited Warranty for details.

 

PRODUCT DATA




7/16" ZIP System® Roof & Wall Sheathing
Performance
Category
Panel
Size
Panel
Count
Edge
Profile
PS2 Span
Rating
Code
Evaluation Report
Vapor Transmission of
WRB Layer
Air Barrier
7/16 4' x 8' 80 T&T 24/16 ESR 1473
ESR 1474
12-16 perm
ASTM E 96-00
Procedure B
ASTM E 2178
<0.02 L/(s∙m2) @ 75 Pa

ASTM E 2357
<0.2 L/(s∙m2) @ 75 Pa
7/16
Extended
Lengths*
4' x 9'
4' x 10'

4' x 9' 1-1/8"
4' x 10' 1-1/8"
70
60

70
60


1/2" & 5/8" ZIP System® Roof & Wall Sheathing
Performance
Category
Panel
Size
Panel
Count
Edge
Profile
PS2 Span
Rating
Code
Evaluation Report
Vapor Transmission of
WRB Layer
1/2 4' x 8' 70 T&T 32/16
Structural 1
ESR 1473
ESR 1474
12-16 perm
ASTM E 96-00
Procedure B
5/8 4' x 8' 55 T&T
T&G*
40/20
Structural 1