Zip-UP Ceiling is a low life-cycle cost alternative to drywall or suspended acoustic ceilings in basements and other rooms, including those in damp locations. The waterproof, mold-resistant PVC ceiling paneling system, engineered to fit together quickly with only a few tools, carries a Class A fire rating. When evaluated against gypsum board and other comparable installations, the system offers reduced installation and life-cycle costs.
Zip-UP Ceiling does not stain and holds up very well under daily exposure to high humidity and moisture from hot, steamy showers. The flat, grid-free non-corrugated low-maintenance ceiling “unzips” for easy overhead access to wiring and plumbing or for dry-out should there be a water leak from above. Utilizing just 2 inches of headroom, Zip-UP Ceiling can be installed against an existing unsightly or damaged ceiling without the hassle of removing it.
Zip-UP Ceiling is also hurricane-rated, making it an excellent installation outdoors, coast to coast. It meets every Florida standard for static and cyclic load tests of hurricane strength winds, the most stringent in the U.S. and creates a watertight water barrier, making it an excellent choice for finishing the underside of raised decks, entryway awnings and covered walkways. Testing for wind pressure, under static load and cyclic load, was performed in accord with the requirements of the Florida Building Code (High Velocity Hurricane Zone).
Zip-UP Ceiling System features three main components, including a main rail, foot-wide panels that are the visible surface of the system, and an optional hurricane rail that supports the main rail when the system is installed on exterior soffits over covered walkways or other outdoor space. The main rails and panels are available in white and beige in smooth and serrated finishes.
The manufacturer warrants that the system is free from defects, materials and workmanship for 25 years from the date of purchase and that the components will continue to zip together for that time.