Huber Engineered Woods provides wall and roof sheathing plus flooring for building clinics at JLC LIVE New England show in Providence, R.I.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. , March 18, 2009 (press release) – Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, will provide ZIP System® wall and roof sheathing products for four learning clinics and AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing for staging at JLC LIVE New England 2009, which will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. on March 18 through March 21, 2009. JLC LIVE brings together residential construction professionals to not only learn about the latest building products and techniques, but to see them in action. Building specialists, Mike Slogatt and Rick Arnold, will conduct the ZIP System building clinics:

-- “Shed Roof Framing for Remodelers” with Slogatt – Friday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to noon
-- “Window Installation Using ZIP System Wall” with Slogatt – Friday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
-- “Window and Wall Details for the ZIP System Wall” with Slogatt – Saturday, March 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-- “Working with Rigid Insulation” with Arnold – Friday, March 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 21 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Huber Engineered Woods is also sponsoring keynote speaker, John Straube, PhD., P.Eng., who will discuss “Buildings, Energy and the Future” on Friday, March 20 at 8 a.m.

“The ZIP System products provide innovative alternatives to structural panel and housewrap/felt systems that save builders time while providing superior moisture management and a tighter building envelope,” said Brent Flotkoetter, ZIP System product manager at Huber Engineered Woods. “Since the system is so different from other wall and roof products on the market, JLC LIVE is a great opportunity for residential builders to learn more about the ZIP System products through practical applications that effectively demonstrate how they can make their job faster and easier.”

ZIP System structural roof and wall panels with built-in protective barriers and specially designed ZIP System™ tape provide an innovative solution that eliminates housewrap and felt and save the builder time while yielding superior moisture management and a continuous air barrier for walls. Simply install the panels, tape the seams and you are done. Both systems are durable and will not tear or rip, resulting in the elimination of costly rework for the builder. ZIP System roof is a structural roof panel and code recognized underlayment all-in-one on which shingles can be directly applied. The ZIP System wall sheathing is a code recognized structural wall panel, moisture barrier and air barrier all-in-one. The ZIP System tape can help reduce air leaks as recommended by ENERGY STAR® Seal and Insulate Effort and is code recognized as window and door flashing tape when used with the ZIP System wall sheathing. Both ZIP System wall and roof panels provide a 120 day exposure guarantee and are backed by the Huber Engineered Woods limited 15-year system and 30-year panel warranties.

AdvanTech flooring and sheathing are engineered for superior strength, moisture resistance and unsurpassed quality. A combination of innovative resin technology and manufacturer engineering makes this product unique in the field of structural panels. The AdvanTech brand is introducing new panel graphics designed with the following improvements: an SFI logo to showcase Huber’s environmental commitment, a new fastening guide for easier installation, bi-lingual instructions to ensure 1/8-inch gapping between panels, and an improved tongue and groove design for a better fit along the edge. The flooring is available in 19/32-inch, 23/32-inch, 7/8-inch, 1-inch and 1 1/8-inch thicknesses. AdvanTech flooring and sheathing are backed by the Huber Engineered Woods 50- year transferrable warranty.

For more information about the event, please visit http://newengland.jlclive.com. For more information about ZIP System roof and wall sheathing, visit www.zipsystem.com. For more information about AdvanTech flooring and sheathing, visit www.advantechperforms.com.

John Straube, Ph.D, P.Eng., is a principal of Building Science Corporation Inc. and a professor of building science in the Civil Engineering Department and School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Straube has acted as an educator, researcher, consultant and expert witness on energy efficiency, durability and IAQ. Current interests include the optimal system design of buildings, sustainable buildings and moisture problem avoidance. He has broad experience in building industry, having been involved in the design, construction, repair and restoration of buildings in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.

Mike Sloggatt, owner of Sloggatt General Contractors, a high-end remodeling firm in Long Island, N.Y., specializes in single-family detached homes built between 1900 and 1955. Sloggatt has more than 25 years of experience, with a focus on extensive makeovers that require in-depth knowledge of past building techniques and transparent application of modern technology.

Rick Arnold has more than 24 years of experience in hands-on residential and light commercial contracting in New England. Arnold's focal points through the years include remodeling, framing, Energy Star construction, concrete work and most recently, ICFs. When not swinging a hammer or presenting at trade shows, Arnold writes articles for The Journal of Light Construction, is a contributing editor for Fine Homebuilding magazine and is the author of “Working with Concrete” and co-author of “Precision Framing.”

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Huber Engineered Woods LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation, a diversified, multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources and technology-based services to markets ranging from paper and energy to construction. An innovative building solution provider for the housing market, Huber Engineered Woods offers such specialty products as AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing, as well as the new ZIP System® wall and ZIP System® roof products. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Huber Engineered Woods has manufacturing operations in Maine, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee and Oklahoma, as well as research and development facilities in Georgia. Huber Engineered Woods also serves industrial markets with products for door manufacturers and the transportation industry.

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