Fights air and
Together, they knock out the elements
ZIP System® R-sheathing is the simple all-in-one structural panel with built-in exterior insulation. Featuring integrated moisture, air and thermal protection, ZIP System R-sheathing completely reimagines traditional wall assemblies by streamlining exterior water, air and thermal management.
Built-In Exterior Insulation
Designed to meet new energy codes, each panel features integrated continuous foam insulation to increase thermal performance and minimize thermal bridging.
Integrated Water-Resistive Barrier
A built-in water-resistive barrier eliminates the need for housewrap and helps achieve a quick rough dry-in backed by a 180-day exposure guarantee1.
Continuous Air Barrier
Taped seams create a continuous air barrier that helps prevent air leakage and protects insulation R-value as part of an energy-efficient enclosure.
The integrated sheathing system meets wall bracing requirements and contributes to shear wall assemblies. The engineered wood panel on the outside of the system provides a nailable, easy-to-flash base for cladding, trim and windows.
Select the right
panel thickness and length
ZIP System® R-sheathing has the exterior continuous insulation solution for your project, no matter the region. Choose from four thicknesses and three lengths – 8ft, 9ft and 10ft – to find the right panel for your job.
Get your free sample of ZIP System® R-sheathing
Available while supplies last. Limit one sample per household.
Take the guesswork
out of code
Whether you’re building to new energy codes or trying to achieve higher thermal performance, we’ve collected the information you need to determine the right ZIP System® R-sheathing panel for your project.
Find fastening requirements to meet wall bracing and seismic- and wind-controlled wind values.
Choose the panel that’s right for your region with our climate zone requirements guide.
Download code compliance documentation.
From fastening guides to taping outside corners, download the Installation Guide for step-by-step instructions. For additional technical support, call 1.800.933.9220.Installation Manual
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3-D Warehouse Models
Download animated models of different ZIP System® R-sheathing configurations for common wall assemblies.View Models
Proper Panel Orientation Guidelines
Make installation easier by learning the correct panel orientation and spacing for ZIP System R-sheathing.View Guidelines
ZIP System R-sheathing Shear Values for Seismic Zones
Learn which evaluation report is applicable to your project based on your region.ZIP System R-sheathing Shear Values for Seismic Zones"> View Values
ZIP System R-sheathing Over Metal Framing Guidelines
Find out how to properly install ZIP System R-sheathing over light-gauge metal studs.ZIP System R-sheathing Over Metal Framing Guidelines"> View Guidelines
ZIP System R-sheathing in Type V Construction
Get tips on the proper way to use and install ZIP System R-sheathing on Type V Construction projects.ZIP System R-sheathing in Type V Construction"> Download