How does your builder insulate (wrap) your home?

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There are various methods that home builders use throughout the country to insulate (wrap) a home; there is the Tyvek, Thermo-ply, foam board and the zip system. The first two are very thin and offer little to no protection against the elements. The foam board is better but holes are easily poked through it and the tape used on it does not really stick all that well since it is manually applied it is not always applied correctly. The Zip system is a structural wood panel with a water resistive barrier and air barrier built right into it, when used in conjunction with the flashing tape you have a zipper effect that insulates your home like a zipper. 


Sitterle Homes uses the Zip System. What do you want protecting you from the element? If you are interested in purchasing a Sitterle Home in Aliana please call me 281-804-9265.



The Zip System used by Sitterle Homes.





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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's good information about insulation or wrapping, Yolanda.  The quality and method used can make all the difference.

Oct 31, 2017 02:46 PM #1
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yolanda, I've never heard of the zip system. It's definitely something to consider when building a new home!

Oct 31, 2017 02:55 PM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Thanks for sharing this info on insulation/wrapping. I've never heard of the zip system but makes perfect sense to use when building.

Oct 31, 2017 03:06 PM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like when builders go above and beyond what the standard code is for insulation!

Oct 31, 2017 04:05 PM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A well insulated home is an energy efficient  home to heat and cool.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 31, 2017 08:05 PM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yolanda, not exactly sure what product our builders use for our new homes.  I have one in the process now, should go and check it out.

Nov 01, 2017 05:37 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Yolanda.  Good information about the quality that comes with a Sitterle Home in Aliana.

Nov 01, 2017 06:27 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with prospective home buyers.

Nov 02, 2017 10:20 AM #8
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