Zip system sheathing on a new construction home

Zip System vs traditional exterior sheathing in new construction


We are often asked during the early stages of construction, ‘what is that green stuff on the outside of your homes?’. Zip System is a revolutionary product that offers many benefits for new home construction. This system consists of a specially designed sheathing and tape that work together to create a moisture barrier, protecting homes from water damage while also providing durability and energy efficiency.

Zip System sheathing is made from a material that has a high R-value, which means it provides excellent insulation. This can help to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing your energy bills and making your home more comfortable to live in. It is made from a high-density panel that can withstand extreme weather conditions and heavy loads. The tape is also designed to be long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off or breaking down over time. This means that your home will be protected from water damage for years to come.

We have found Zip System to be superior to other sheathing and weather barriers as it reduces installation time by providing a single step installation and protects the home from strong winds that could damage traditional house wrap during this critical phase of construction. the use of innovative products like Zip System is one of the many attributes that sets Design Homes apart from production builders.