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Combining Sheathing With a WRB and Air Barrier

How well do Zip and ForceField sheathing integrate a structural panel with bulk water and air management?

Posted on Jun 22 2017 by Peter Yost

Full Disclosure: First, there are a lot of different ways to get continuous air and water control layers on the exterior of a building enclosure. You can use housewrap, taped-and-sealed rigid foam insulation, liquid-applied membrane, or either the Huber Zip or Georgia-Pacific ForceField system. Each approach has strengths and weaknesses.


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Image Credits:

  1. Image #1: Zip sheathing - Elden Lindamood; ForceField sheathing: Georgia-Pacific
  2. Images #2 through #4: JM Huber
  3. Images #5 through #15: Peter Yost

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