House Coat. Huber ZIP System wall and roof sheathing panels have breathable, water-resistant coatings — rated at 12 to 16 perms — so they need no housewrap or roofing underlayment. Seaming tape completes the seal. According to the maker, the sheathing delivers a rough dry-in period of 120 days, and no H-clips are needed for roof panels. It’s sold in 8-, 9-, and 10-foot-long sheets for $11 and up. Huber Engineered Woods, 800/933-9220, zipsystem.com.
Wood Counters. Craft-Art’s Heritage Wood Collection Countertops come in a range of species and designs. The company’s dealers template, fabricate, and install the tops, though sometimes they can provide simple pieces — fabricated only — based on your measurements. Installed tops cost $90 to $750 per square foot. Craft-Art, 404/352-5625,...
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