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- From: "Shafat Qazi" <seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
- Date: Mon, 2 Sep 1996 23:34:37 -0700
Please help the author of this mail. The author is not on our list. So please include his email address in the Cc: portion of your reply. His address is listed below. Thanks Shafat ---------- > From: estrill(--nospam--at)erols.com > To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org > Subject: Oriented Strand Board as an exterior sheathing in new home construction > Date: Monday, September 02, 1996 9:02 PM > > Dear friend, > > My wife and I are in the market for a new home. Unlike lots of other > consumers in the new home market, we have done extensive reading and > research on new home construction. One book that we have read is titled > "The Well-Built House" by Jim Locke. We found this book to be very > informative. We are now ready to narrow our choices of builders. The > topic that has us puzzled is material for exterior sheathing. Some > builders use Thermo-Ply, Celotex, Energy Brace, and other insulative > sheathings, and a few use Oriented Strand Board. I am of the thought > that any material that adds structural rigidity to the frame of a home > is better, and therefore believe that OSB is better. When we visited > those home sites that use sheathing other than OSB, they talk highly > against it. I then decided to investigate OSB on the internet, and > arrived at your site. Can you please give us your feelings about the > various sheathings. Are there any methods that can be implemented to > help protect OSB from its worst enemy, moisture? (Pink Wrap maybe?) If > it were you, what material would you opt for? Unfortunately none of the > builders use FIR plywood. We live in Maryland, just in case you need to > know about the climate. > > > > Thanking you in advance, > > > > D&E Estrill ...
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