Stop air leakage and maximize energy efficiency.
Air leakage is one of the most significant causes of energy loss, because it works against expensive heating and cooling equipment by disrupting inside temperature. By forming a continuous, rigid air barrier, ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing reduces air leakage, while outperforming traditional sealing methods involving house wrap.
Why ZIP System® Sheathing
By simply taping the panel seams with ZIP System™ Tape, the system effectively seals the building envelope, decreasing unwanted air leakage into and out of the home. ZIP System® panels are structural PS-2 rated panels with permanently integrated protective barriers. They’re engineered to withstand the demands of the job site and provide long-term performance within the building structure. That’s superior performance we ensure through extreme tests.
The Benefits of Reduced Air Leakage
Preventing the loss of conditioned air
The United States Department of Energy reports that over 30 – 40 percent of the cost of heating and cooling a home is lost to uncontrolled air leakage. This can hamper the performance of other building systems such as insulation and HVAC. Proper air sealing helps reduce uncomfortable temperature fluctuations and often allows for smaller, more efficient HVAC equipment.
Lower utility bills
Maintaining conditioned air means less energy is needed to recondition the air. Less energy means lower utility bills. And since all building systems must perform well together to optimize the energy efficiency of a home, the savings can add up.
Wherever air moves, water vapor can follow. Proper air sealing reduces the risk of water vapor moving into the wall system where prolonged exposure can result in moisture issues such as wood rotting and mold, which can cause expensive structural or health problems.
Indoor air quality
Air barrier systems help keep out pollutants such as suspended particulates, dust, insects, odors and more.
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Sometimes we all get so busy that we forget the loved one that is always waiting for us at the door. During this holiday time, we searched for several articles that may help with keeping your favorite furry friend content during all the rush.
Dog Treats at Christmas
Besides an “atta boy” and pat on the head from you, the next greatest reward your dog likes is a yummy treat. What’s more, giving your dog a treat makes you feel good, too. The very act of rewarding your best friend with his favorite treat not only reinforces training, but helps solidify the bond you share with your canine companion.
Fortunately, organic Christmas treats are a way you can spoil your dog without giving him an unhealthy snack. If you do not have access to a doggy bakery, you can find several healthy choices online, the healthiest being an organic or all natural treat.
For instance, Pampered Paw Gifts offers dog lovers organic and all natural products like salt free Christmas doggy cakes made with a rice cake and yogurt frosting, decorated in holiday colors, and trimmed in doggy bones.
The Christmas doggy treats look like pastries that come from a high-end human bakery and are exquisitely decorated in holiday colors in various dog-themed shapes. They not only look good enough for a person to eat for a Christmas treat, but are made with the finest human-grade ingredients. So, if your dog is willing to share with you, there is no harm in taking a nibble.
Other delectable dog treats you can expect to find online are cookies, bon bons, paw prints, paw cups, bones, reindeer, presents, mittens, santa paws, snowflakes, and wag sticks made from a peanut butter recipe and iced with yogurt. All items are free of byproducts, artificial color and flavors, and preservatives.
Listed below are other safe Christmas dog treats:
ifts for Your Pets during the Holidays
‘Tis the season for gift giving and warm holiday cheer. It is important not to forget the furry members of your family during the Holidays. To help you, we have created a list of fun gift ideas for cats and dogs!
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