The following product received the most reader inquiries in the past month on QualifiedRemodeler.com:
Huber Engineered Woods
With areas of the country like New York state and Dallas, Texas, adopting the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) — which includes requirements for continues exterior insulation — Huber Engineered Woods aims to offer an insulation solution for all climate zones with the introduction of its R-9 insulation thickness to its ZIP System R-sheathing line. Along with the 2015 IECC, more stringent air tightness requirements are also being introduced. Huber Engineered Woods plans to remove some of the hassle of keeping up with evolving building codes with its solutions that can help meet different levels of desired R-value.
The structurally approved engineered wood sheathing panels have built-in polyisocyanurate continuous foam insulation, and were originally launched in R-3, R-6 and R-12 rated insulation thicknesses. Like the company’s original ZIP System sheathing and tape products, the R-9 rated ZIP System R-sheathing option includes an integrated water-resistive barrier that eliminates the need for housewrap and can be combined with the ZIP System flashing tape to seal panel seams and achieve reduced air infiltration requirements. Additionally, all the R-sheathing thicknesses are approved for prescriptive wall bracing and engineered shear walls. ZIP System R-sheathing and tape are available with a 30-year system limited warranty.
For more information, visit zipsystem.com.
The following product received the most reader inquiries from the July issue of Qualified Remodeler:
Made from 70 percent crumb rubber from tires and approximately 95 percent recycled content, Euroshield recycled rubber roofing products, manufactured by G.E.M. Inc., provides an environmentally friendly choice in roofing. Following the company’s Harvest Shake product launch, the Beaumont Shake profile is its most recent launch and provides an authentic-looking shake profile. The roofing is available in the standard colors: Saxon Black, Woodlands Brown and Silverwood (gray).
The Beaumont Shake profile is a 9-in. exposure to the weather and features 40 panels per square, as opposed to the original Harvest Shake lineup which comprises of 48 panels at 7 5/8-in. exposure. Comparably between the roofing profiles, there are fewer panels per square to handle, less weight per square for shipping and fewer nails required to install the Beaumont Shake line, which also happens to be the same cost per sqare foot as its Harvest Shake lineup. The roofing can contribute to LEED credits in the U.S. and Canada. Like all Euroshield products, the Beaumont Shake includes a transferable lifetime warranty that is nonprorated for the first 50 years.
For more information, visit euroshieldroofing.com.