Winning a stunning, fully-furnished house located on a picturesque South Carolina resort island…what could be better? Knowing that the home was built with high-performance AdvanTech® subflooring and ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing from Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) and will be able to withstand harsh weather conditions and deliver superior air and moisture resistance.
The HEW products had a starring role in the annual Dream Home giveaway from the U.S. cable network HGTV that featured a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified house on Kiawah Island. HEW’s structural wood panels allow homes to earn points toward LEED certification because the products control air and moisture penetration, which helps reduce energy use and improve air quality.
In addition to the ZIP System wall sheathing playing a prominent role on the telecast in January 2013, an HGTV online video about the building of the Dream Home details the wall system’s benefits.
“Both the architect and the builder have specified and used HEW products in and around Charleston, South Carolina,” says Regional Sales Manager Brian Gerello. “They reached out to us on the high-profile project because they recognized the performance and quality of our specialty brands. With AdvanTech subflooring, they didn’t have to worry about going back and reworking a 4,000 square-foot floor due to edge swell, expansion or delamination [the splitting of layers]. The ZIP System roof and wall sheathing endures storms that bring rain but also carry high winds. The overlays integrated into the ZIP System panel are designed to handle these types of destructive storms.”
HGTV announced the winner on March 15, 2013.
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