Huber Engineered Woods' ZIP System wall sheathing selected by Indiana builder for May 17 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' U.S. TV reality show

INDIANAPOLIS , May 20, 2009 (press release) – The Estridge Companies of Indianapolis selected ZIP System® wall sheathing for the May 17 “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” build due to its weather-resistive barrier qualities and quick installation properties. Chisholm Architectural Millwork supplied The Estridge Companies with 7,680-square feet of ZIP System wall sheathing to construct the home for Bernard McFarland and his three children, as well as build the Pack House 2000 center.

“In my opinion, the ZIP System wall sheathing is fast and easy-to-install because it has barrier properties built in, eliminating the need for housewrap,” stated Mark Webber, director of new products for The Estridge Companies. “I think the product is basically foolproof, and it provides the weather-resistive properties we need during construction.”

ZIP System wall sheathing does not require housewrap, due to the fact that the ZIP System® panel is code recognized as a wood structural panel with protective barriers combined in one product. The ZIP System panel and ZIP System™ tape combination expedites installation, prevents rework and provides an instant 120-day rough dry-in, allowing builders to schedule subcontractors sooner to complete the house in less time.

“I feel like the ZIP System roof and wall sheathing also provides a cleaner jobsite during construction because there is no torn housewrap or felt to be replaced,” stated Webber. “It makes a significant positive difference in the appearance of the home during construction.”

ZIP System wall sheathing is a structural panel with a built-in water-resistive barrier. The seams of the panels are taped using the ZIP System tape to create moisture resistance for seams, valleys and ridges. The combination of these factors provides reduced air flow and offers superior moisture protection.

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About Huber Engineered Woods, LLC
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. For more information, visit

About The Estridge Companies
Founded in 1967 by Paul Estridge, Sr., The Estridge Companies are now comprised of a family of companies that build the finest homes in central Indiana. The only Indiana builder ever to win the National Housing Quality Award, the highest award for achievement in the home building industry, Estridge has built more than 7,500 homes. The company has 90 full-time employees and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind.

About EMHE
Now in its sixth season, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive). The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer, and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The show airs on Sundays (7:00-8:00 CST), on the ABC Television Network.

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