Fine Homebuilding and ZIP System™ Building Enclosures Partner To Perform Live Shop Class–Style Window-Installation Demos At NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas

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Live demos to take place Tuesday, January 21, from 1:00pm-3:00pm PST and Wednesday, January 22, from 10:00am-12:00pm PST at Huber Engineered Woods Prove It Tour Stage (Booth #P27) at IBS, Las Vegas, NV

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Water management is arguably the most important part for us builders to get right, but many are still struggling with the details, especially on more complicated projects. I’m really looking forward to bringing these best practices to life for a live audience." - Jake Bruton

Fine Homebuilding, the leading trade media brand for construction professionals, has partnered with Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of quality construction products, including ZIP System™ building enclosures and AdvanTech® Subfloor Assembly, to conduct live window-installation demos at the International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by Fine Homebuilding brand ambassadors Benjamin Bogie and Jake Bruton, the two Fine Homebuilding live, how-to-style demos—Installing a window using ZIP System™ flashing tapes and Installing a window using ZIP System™ Liquid Flash—are designed to show two different installation methods for nail-fin windows. Benjamin Bogie and Jake Bruton will demonstrate their personal approaches to using these products, adding details on technique to the information already included in the manufacturer’s instructions. The demos are designed to have an interactive approach, and Bogie and Bruton will take questions from the audience. They will also interact with each other, creating a friendly and fun rivalry around whose installation is better.

Justin Fink, editorial director of Fine Homebuilding, explains the draw behind doing live, interactive, how-to-style demos right on the show floor: “You can learn a lot via social media and YouTube videos, but there’s still nothing like watching a live demo and having a chance to ask questions and actually talk to the presenters. That’s why we’re thrilled to be able to partner with ZIP System™ products to bring such an important series of building best practices to life for such a large audience.”

Jake Bruton, Fine Homebuilding brand ambassador and one of the hosts of the live demos, adds: “Water management is arguably the most important part for us builders to get right, but many are still struggling with the details, especially on more complicated projects. I’m really looking forward to bringing these best practices to life for a live audience, and one that includes faces that might not be using social media for learning.”

IBS attendees are encouraged to attend the Fine Homebuilding live window-installation demos, which will take place at Huber Engineered Woods outdoor Prove it Tour Stage (Booth #P27) at IBS. The two demos, Installing a window using ZIP System™ flashing tapes, and Installing a window using ZIP System™ Liquid Flash, will run back to back starting on Tuesday, January 21, from 1:00-3:00pm PST. The same two demos will be repeated Wednesday, January 22, from 10:00am-12:00pm PST to maximize IBS attendees’ ability to attend one of the sessions.

“We’re proud to partner with Fine Homebuilding and their brand ambassadors Jake and Ben,” says Tracy Collins, event marketing manager for Huber Engineered Woods. “Each brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Being from the Midwest and Northeast, respectively, they differ in their window-installation approaches and are passionate about the ZIP System™ sealing solutions that work best for them. Everyone will walk away with tips and tricks to improve the window installation on their next job.”

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About Fine Homebuilding

Fine Homebuilding is the most trusted and authoritative resource for the residential construction and remodeling community. We uniquely source our content from the job sites and design offices of the most qualified and talented builders and designers in the industry to empower a global workforce with the ability to create the most advanced homes possible. Driven by the ethos that exceptional homes are possible, and that craftsmanship is an honorable and worthy pursuit, Fine Homebuilding has become the brand for skilled practitioners, deeply knowledgeable enthusiasts, industry influencers, and forward-thinking companies who are collectively committed to shaping the way we build.

About Huber Engineered Woods

Building products innovator Huber Engineered Woods LLC has a reputation built on consistent product performance and commitment to people. Fueled by on-the-jobsite analysis and building science principles, AdvanTech® subflooring and ZIP System™ building enclosure product solutions have changed the way construction teams build better buildings. AdvanTech® and ZIP System™ products streamline installation, while providing dependable performance as critical components of quiet, stiff floors and weather-resistant, tight building envelopes. With headquarters in Charlotte, NC; manufacturing facilities in Maine, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma; and a national sales team of over 100 members; Huber Engineered Woods provides specialty building materials to residential, multifamily, and light commercial projects nationwide, through a national network of lumberyard and distribution partners. Visit to learn more.

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