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Hey folks, how is everyone? I am curious what your opinion is on Huber's Zip system products. I love the thought of no housewrap, and many builders in my area are using the wall product (though I haven't seen the roof version yet), but I'm a little hesitant to use it. I just don't like the idea of relying on the tape to keep the seams watertight over time. Of course the system is warranted for 30 years, but I want the homes I build to last a hundred! With housewrap or tarpaper, as long as the material itself lasts ( installed properly of course) it will keep shedding water. But if the tape on the Zip system comes unstuck after 30 years, any water running down the sheathing is going to go right into the seams. Am interested in any thoughts you might have, and thanks! Edit as of 6/24. As was quite correctly pointed out, the concern is at least as big with water entering the rough openings. I intended to include that in the post originally but forgot. Anyways thanks again.
Edited 6/24/2009 8:28 pm ET by markjs25
Edited 6/24/2009 8:32 pm ET by markjs25