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What If You Could Put a Sweater on Your Poconos House?

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 9, 2015 7:00:00 AM

What-if-you-could-put-a-sweater-on-your-Poconos-house_.jpgIf you’ve lived in the Poconos region for a while you know that winters here can get a little cold. If you lived here as a kid, maybe you even complained to your mom that it was too cold inside. And your mom probably told you to put on a sweater!  But what if you could put a sweater on your house instead—to keep it warm all winter long?

We’re not suggesting that you make your home look like a contestant in the annual holiday “ugly sweater contest.”  Your house can still look great from the outside, but you can enjoy the benefits of a warmer, less drafty house with an insulation system that works like a sweater for your home.

ZIP System® sheathing is a great way to insulate an existing home with a built in energy-efficient barrier that reduces leaking of warm air to the outside and prevents moisture and cold from seeping in.

A ZIP System uses high quality structural material that’s made from engineered wood. In addition to providing energy efficiency this sheathing also adds strength and durability to your home’s exterior.

According to the United States Department of Energy, 30 to 40 percent of the cost of heating and cooling a home is lost to uncontrolled air leakage. Proper sealing can help keep your home consistently warm (or cool in the summer) and can even save you money by allowing you to use smaller, more efficient HVAC equipment.

In addition to added comfort you can keep unwanted moisture (in the form of water vapor) from causing wood rotting and mold—both of which can cause expensive structural or even health problems. An efficient air barrier system also helps keep out pollutants such as suspended particulates, dust, insects, odors and more.

Is there really an advantage to using a ZIP System over conventional house wraps? Tests by independent testing labs show that the ZIP System consistently outperformed traditional house wrap solutions when it comes to preventing air leakage.

Why put on a sweater to stay comfortable inside your home when you can put a “sweater” on your house to increase comfort and add durability to your home?

Click here for more information about ZIP System sheathing for your Poconos area home.

Topics: Energy Efficiency, Poconos Homes

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