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- Subject: [SEAOC] Oriented Strand Board Sheathing
- From: "John Rose" <john.rose(--nospam--at)apawood.org>
- Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 08:32:00 -0700
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D. Estrill: If you will send me your mailing address, I'll send you APA's information on OSB sheathing. In our opinion, OSB is functionally stiffer and stronger than insulation board products for wall sheathing. If all panel edges are supported by and nailed to framing (as when panels are installed vertically with their strength axis or long panel dimension parallel to wall studs), they are as efficient energy-wise as insulation board products, in my opinion. With any wood sheathing product (plywood or OSB), it is important to flash around window and door openings to avoid leaks which could deteriorate the sheathing behind the siding. Most builders seem to have forgotten how to do this properly. I have an article on this subject which shows the proper way to do it, and I'll mail a copy to share with your builder. John Rose/APA, Tacoma, WA john.rose(--nospam--at)apawood.org. ...
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