Energy Star House with ZIP System Sheathing

By Todd Fratzel on Building Materials, Roofing

This is a quick update on the Energy Star House that we’re building at work. This new house uses the ZIP System sheathing by Huber.

I wanted to point out some of the things that have happened since the last update. As you can see in the photo the roof is finally finished. The roof consists of ZIP System sheathing, two rows of Grace Ice & Water along the eaves and finally a layer of CertainTeed Woodscape shingles.

I also wanted to point out the flashing on the windows. Proper Window Flashing is a very important step in keeping water and air out of your new home. There are several self adhered flashing membranes on the market that work well. The key to any good flashing job is to remember to work from the bottom up and think about how a water drop would run down the wall.

So now we’re just about ready to start installing siding. All of the fascia is installed already and some of the corner trim has been installed on the back of the house. Once the front porch is framed we’ll start installing the siding.

If you’re interested in learning more about this house then check out the Total House Construction Series – Foundation To Finish.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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