If you’re building a new home or residing an existing home and are looking for a way to protect your home from the elements and also reduce your energy bills, consider ZIP System from Huber Engineered Woods. McCray Lumber and Millwork is a proud distributor of ZIP System roof and wall sheathing.

ZIP System wall sheathing and roof sheathing provides two products into one – an engineered wood panel OSB with a built-in protective water-resistant barrier. This combination eliminates the need for housewrap or felt and the time needed to install a housewrap.

Installation of ZIP System roof and wall sheathing is easy. Simply install the panels, seal the seams with ZIP System tape using a special roller, and you’re done. Siding and roofing can be installed directly on top of the ZIP System sheathing.

ZIP System offers several benefits. It reduces air leakage, which decreases drafts and helps keep out pollutants, dust, insects and odors. Proper sealing also diminishes the risk of water vapor collecting inside the walls, which can cause mold, mildew and related health problems.

ZIP System also makes the home more energy efficient. The U.S. Dept of Energy reports that 30% to 40% of the cost of heating and cooling a home is lost to uncontrolled air leakage. Homes that use ZIP System save an average of 10.5% on utility bills.

Huber offers a 30-year warranty on both the air and water penetration properties and the panel structure. See the experts at McCray Lumber and Millwork for more information about ZIP System wall and roof sheathing.