Flashing tape earns 2012 building code recognition

Flashing tape earns 2012 building code recognition

The ZIP System tape from Huber Engineered Woods LLC was the first flashing tape to receive recognition under the 2012 building codes.

The tape, part of the Huber ZIP System of sheathing products, gained ICC-ES recognition to the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2012 International Building Code (IBC).

Previously, ZIP System tape had recognition under the 2009 international building code. The ICC-ES recently revised its acceptance and testing criteria to allow for recognition to the 2012 IBC and 2012 IRC. ZIP System tape is currently the only flashing tape to have achieved recognition under both 2009 and 2012 criteria.

"More frequently we hear of code officials asking for evaluation reports to assist them in the review and approval of materials, especially as green building and high-performance building standards increase," said Ken Hix, director of codes and standards for Huber Engineered Woods. "Building materials are expected to meet stricter specifications. We’re pleased that ZIP System tape is the first flashing tape to be recognized under these new standards. The recognition is a testament to the product's high quality."

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in the Proud Green Home at Sereenbe.

ICC-ES code recognition includes testing for water resistance, cold temperature pliability, accelerated aging, peel adhesion, nail seal-ability, and strength.

ZIP System Sheathing and Tape is a one-of-a-kind structural roof and wall system with a built-in energy-efficient barrier that keeps moisture out and reduces air leakage. The system is a fast, effective way to safeguard a home from wind and moisture.

The performance standards of ZIP System tape can be reviewed through the ICC-ES Evaluation Report (ESR-2227). This independent, third-party report provides confirmation to builders and code officials that ZIP System Tape meets current code requirements.

ZIP System tape complies with AMMA 711-07, ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Flexible Flashing Materials (AC-148) and Florida Building Codes, often considered among the most stringent codes in the U.S. 

For more information on ZIP System tape, visit www.zipsystem.com.

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Topics: Foundations, Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Companies: Huber Engineered Woods

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