Product Line Designed to ‘Stand the Tests of Time’ In Residential, Commercial Applications
Nationwide – Huber Engineered Woods, a leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, announced at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show that its AdvanTech® roof and wall sheathing product line is available nationwide.
The nationwide rollout follows nearly two decades of success in meeting and exceeding residential and commercial applications in the New England region, where weather conditions require architects, builders and developers to rely on trusted building products that deliver performance.
“Builders trust AdvanTech flooring’s superior strength and moisture resistance and now AdvanTech roof and wall sheathing brings the same level of quality to the entire build,” said Jason Darling, general manager of AdvanTech flooring. “Builders can now cover an entire home with the strength and moisture protection they rely on when they see the AdvanTech logo.”
AdvanTech sheathing is manufactured with design strength and stiffness capacities beyond those required by code minimum (PS-2) for OSB or plywood panels. The panel’s design stiffness also surpasses most competitor panels, contributing to a more durable product for better application on site.
In addition, AdvanTech sheathing has a Structural 1 rating for greater resistance to wind and seismic loads. In addition, the product offers incredible moisture resistance using the same advanced resin technology as AdvanTech flooring. AdvanTech sheathing also is backed by an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty.
AdvanTech® sheathing has been available for nearly 20 years across the northeastern United States, including New Hampshire, where builder Matt Blanc has been battling the elements for a quarter-century.
“The harsh New England climates are among the coldest and hottest in the United States and both extremes put homebuilding products to a true test,” said Blanc, owner of Blanc & Bailey Construction Inc., a developer of residential and commercial properties across Vermont and New Hampshire. “Most products can’t survive or perform in our climate, but AdvanTech panels can.”
Blanc said his company has not received a single callback since first using AdvanTech sheathing in 2004 on two almost identical 42,000-square-foot manufacturing facilities built side-by-side, noting that the product helps his developments “stand the tests of time.” He is currently using AdvanTech sheathing in three high-profile projects in the Connecticut Valley – a 70,000-square-foot assisted living center, a 190,000-square-foot hotel and a 4,000-square-foot bank.