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Double Stud XL Flashings lowers installation costs on skip sheathed roofs


Double Stud XL FlashingDouble Stud XL FlashingSkip sheathed roofs are a unique approach to roofing that makes solar installations significantly more complicated and costly. But in true Zilla fashion, we have a simple and easy solution, making solar possible for homes with skip sheathed roofs. 


Skip sheathing is a type of roof construction that was popular several decades ago. Instead of using plywood to create the roof deck, this type of construction features 1x4 boards that run perpendicular to the rafters. Each 1x4 is spaced at roughly 4 inches, skipping every other board. 


This approach to roofing makes solar installation difficult when attaching to rafters. Locations between the 1x4s will have a gap between the roof deck and the rafter making for a questionable connection. The 1x4s can also be deceiving, as they may seem like a structural member of the roof when searching for a structural attachment. But, the 1x4 of the skip sheathed roof will not provide the support or necessary strength required for a successful solar installation.

Zilla’s Double Stud XL offers skip sheathed roofed homeowners and installers a simple solution without compromise. Not only does the Double Stud XL eliminate the issue discussed above, it actually performs far better than others since its design is based on sheathing only attachment.  


The Double Stud XL was created specifically with complicated installs like this in mind. It attaches directly to sheathing, allowing for faster, safer and easier installations. In this particular situation, the patented base plate ensures that at least two of the fasteners will attach into both sheathing and 1x4 material. The attachment to 1x4s of the skip sheathed roofs provides substantial reinforcement for the sheathing, leading to premier performance.  


With the Double Stud XL, solar is not only possible, but easier, faster and safer for those with a skip sheathed roof. To learn more about the time- and cost-saving benefits of Zilla’s highly efficient Double Stud XL Flashing, contact us today!

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