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Re: [SEAOC] Re: Substitution of OSB for plywood sheathing

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Well, I don't pretend to know much about hurricanes, as most of our 
design work is done in the Western US.  But, except for during 
construction, the roof sheathing around here remains dry.  And if the 
roof has a decent pitch to it, even if it does rain, it won't stay wet 
long enough to do damage.
I am assuming from your statements that during a hurricane, the roofing 
material is blown off a roof.  Around these parts we really don't have 
that problem.  Maybe your local codes should think about better 
attachment of your roofing material so it doesn't blow off. 
Anyway, I assume from your comments that it was the glue that failed due 
to sustained excessive moisture.  That is the one common concern I have 
heard from most people about this product.
Thanks for getting back to me.