I'm sure local prices vary.I forgot to ask what those that use this system are seeing in cost lately. I have not checked price yet but am sure it is more expensive? Perhaps not if you add roof felt, and/or house wrap, and additional labor cost?
I did find their Advantek T&G sub-flooring material(which uses a better polyurethane adhesive compared to other OSB formaldehyde Engineered wood) cost about the same around here. The stiffness increase and moisture test on their site are impressive although I have not tested or seen it yet first hand. Only problem I have with it is it only comes in a 47 1/2 face dimension "scant", which adds another T&G/block in most cases but I guess that is new industry standard, go figure? However the sheathing is full faced.
With the felt and house wrap integrated to Advantek for a Zip System this stuff looks impressive!
I've had the drywall done in additions before roofing and siding was up. As long as they are installed and taped off correctly, you are in good shape.The house next door to me was built using them. Insulation, drywall, all done awaiting the roofers, a lot of faith on the builders part-
I hate the sound of flapping Tyvex in the breeze.
Thanks for the cost info.I'm sure local prices vary.
Advantech and Zip cost me more that OSB would have. I never used OSB for subfloor or roof deck, just walls. So I ended up replacing 3/4" T&G with 3/4" Advantech which saved me $3-$4 a sheet, and ended up being a much better product.
1/2" Structural 1 Zip roof replaced the 1/2" CDX I was using before. Very close in price.
7/16" Zip walls replaced the 7/16" OSB w/Tyvek I , using before. The zip system ends up being more expensive, but the benifits of a faster dry in and not ever having to mess with a roll of WRB makes it worth. Plus the green and red panels with black tape make your projects look cooler than the other ones in the area :thumbup:
I'm very happy with the Huber products. So much so, that I used them on my own home.