Air Sealing from the Outside In - Zip System Explained

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As the energy code changes to require that houses need to be more air tight, manufacturers have come up with some innovative ways to help builders comply with new codes and even exceed them.

Whether you are trying to make a modest energy efficient and comfortable home or looking to create a Net Zero Energy home, these products may be able to help you with your goals.

One way to make the house more "air tight" is to use a weather resistant barrier that can keep bulk water out and seal in such a way that reduces air movement through the walls as well.

Green builder, Matt Hoots interviews Huber Engineered Woods and also explains how he uses the Zip System on his construction projects.

Let us know if you have used this system on your projects or have an alternative detail that you prefer in the comments below.

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