“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Selects ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing and AdvanTech® Flooring for Local Family
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HATTIESBURG, MISS. (Dec. 3, 2009) – The Emmy-award winning hit ABC television show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” is using Huber Engineered Woods LLC’s ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing and AdvanTech® flooring to construct a home for a deserving family in Hattiesburg, Miss. as part of season seven, themed “Get on the Bus.” The ZIP System roof and wall sheathing and AdvanTech flooring feature superior moisture resistance and quick installation properties that will help AAA Homes of MS, LCC successfully complete the home in just one week.
The lucky area family was recently surprised by a visit from Ty Pennington, team leader for the show when the family’s identity was made public. Construction on the home is underway and will conclude with the show’s “reveal” when Pennington recites the show’s signature phrase, “Move that bus!”
After being used on several episodes last season, Huber Engineered Woods will join “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to make ZIP System roof and wall sheathing and AdvanTech flooring its preferred structural products season seven.
ZIP System® Roof Sheathing
ZIP System® roof panels have a built-in moisture barrier and eliminate the need for felt paper and H-clips. A code-recognized structural panel and underlayment all-in-one, ZIP System roof panels prevent expensive rework due to torn felt, and shingles or tiles can be applied directly to the panels. Since ZIP System roof sheathing is faster to install than traditional methods and provides an instant 120-day rough dry-in, builders can schedule subcontractors sooner, ultimately completing the house in less time. For more information, visit www.zipsystem.com.
ZIP System® Wall Sheathing
The ZIP System® wall sheathing with a built-in water-resistive barrier is a structural wall panel, moisture barrier and air barrier all-in-one, providing a tight building envelope and superior moisture resistance during and after the construction. The Department of Energy recognizes that air barriers help prevent air leakage in homes, which can account for 30 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs. ZIP System® tape is used on both the roof and wall products and provides moisture resistance for seams, valleys and ridges, can help reduce air leaks as recommended by the Seal and Insulate with the ENERGY STAR® effort, and is code recognized as window and door flashing tape when used with ZIP System wall sheathing (ESR-2227). For more information, visit www.zipsystem.com.
AdvanTech flooring has greater water resistance, design bending strength and stiffness than commodity oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood, providing superior quality and the best warranty in the business – a limited 50-year transferable warranty and a 300-day no-sanding guarantee. AdvanTech flooring has fastening guide marks and self-spacing tongue and groove for easy installation. For more information, visit www.advantechperforms.com.
AAA Homes of MS, LCC, subcontractors and vendors are providing services and materials on a donated basis as part of the build. To learn more about this makeover, visit www.extremehattiesburg.com.
In addition to transforming the lives of hundreds of families and individuals, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has inspired millions of people in this country and beyond. The show has been aired in 69 countries, translated into 58 languages and viewed by a billion people worldwide.
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 www.huberwood.com.
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” is now entering its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8 to 9 p.m., ET on ABC.