“With only 106 hours to complete each energy-efficient build, we depend on quality products that can be installed quickly. Thanks to the speed and ease of installation of ZIP System roof and wall sheathing, we are confident that we can finish each home on schedule,” said Anthony Dominici, executive producer of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” “Our theme for this year, ‘Extreme Like You Have Never Seen,’ would not be possible without the commitment from Huber Engineered Woods and its ZIP System roof and wall sheathing and AdvanTech flooring for all 22 homes being built this year for the show.”
“During the construction of our first build in Baltimore, Md., we struggled with extremely wet conditions from a bad storm that threatened the build before we were able to install the roof,” said Dominici. “Despite the wind and rain, ZIP System and AdvanTech products were able to withstand the harsh conditions. We were able to experience the moisture-resistant benefits of these products first-hand during the build.”
“Even in the best of conditions, ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ is working under tremendous timelines,” said Charlie Robinson, ZIP System general manager. “ZIP System products allow builders to quickly frame a house with full confidence that the walls stay dry regardless of weather, as a water-resistant barrier is fused directly onto the panels during the manufacturer process.”
With ZIP System products there is no chance for water to get between the ZIP System barrier and the sheathing, unlike traditional air barrier assemblies where the water can penetrate and collect behind the housewrap.
“Our goal is to help the ‘Extreme’ team build homes for very special families quickly, yet without sacrificing quality for speed,” said Scott Long, AdvanTech general manager. “We are happy to provide products such as our high-quality AdvanTech floor panels that are also safe for the homes residents, as our products contain no urea formaldehyde and are categorized as low-emitting materials.”
All of Huber Engineered Woods’ mills are certified under the SFI program, promoting sustainable forestry practices through procurement programs and research initiatives, as well as logger and landowner outreach. In addition, Huber Engineered Woods has earned the NAHB Research Center Green Approved mark for its ZIP System roof and wall sheathing and AdvanTech flooring. This approval verifies that ZIP System roof and wall sheathing and AdvanTech flooring are eligible to contribute points toward the certification of a building under the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard(TM).
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now entering its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of EndemolHolding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.