“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Selects ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing
Pecoy Signature Homes Builds Home for Local Family
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 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 to construct the first home of season seven, themed “Get on the Bus.” The ZIP System roof and wall sheathing features moisture resistance and quick installation properties that will help Western New England builder, Pecoy Signature Homes, successfully complete the home in just one week.
The lucky area family was surprised on June 21 by a visit from Ty Pennington, team leader for the show when the family’s identity will be made public. Construction on the home is underway and will conclude with the show’s “reveal” on Sunday, June 28 when Pennington recites the show’s signature phrase, “Move that bus!”
After being used on several episodes last season, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has partnered with Huber Engineered Woods to make ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing its preferred products for framing and roofing in 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 the panels are faster to install than traditional methods and provide an instant 120-day rough dry-in, builders can schedule subcontractors sooner, ultimately completing the house in less time.
ZIP System® Wall Sheathing
The ZIP System® wall panel with built-in water-resistive barrier is a structural wall panel, moisture barrier and air barrier all-in-one, providing a tight envelope and curb appeal during the construction process. ZIP System® tape provides moisture resistance for seams, valleys and ridges, can help reduce air leaks as recommended by ENERGY STAR® EFFORT, and is code recognized as window and door flashing tape when used with ZIP System Wall (ESR-2227).
Pecoy Signature Homes, considered among the premier custom homebuilders and remodelers in Western New England, is sending out a call in the region to sub-contractors and materials providers to participate by contacting Pecoy Signature Homes at www.pecoyextreme.com. Pecoy Signature Homes, subcontractors and vendors are providing services and materials on a donated basis as part of the build. 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.