Norbord Blog Features: The Wood Whisperer


 

APA Wall-Bracing Calculator Now Available
Jun 7, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The APA has launched a wall-bracing calculator that will save you time and money on expensive callbacks.

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Unclogging Spray Nozzles
May 26, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Clogged spray nozzles shouldn’t mean you throw out the can; this creates waste and costs more. There are a number of quick fix solutions you can try to get your nozzles back in action in no time at all.

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Minimize moisture content on your wall sheathing?
May 3, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Did your wall sheathing get wet? Well, best listen to the Ol’ Sage Builder regarding the maximum moisture content before closing up your walls.

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What are the Small Black Diamonds on Tape Measures?
Apr 21, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Ever noticed the little black diamonds or triangles on your tape measure?

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Utilizing Raised-Heel Trusses will Improve HERS Rating
Apr 12, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

We already know that raised-heel trusses save you time. But raised-heel trusses can also save you material and money. Allowing full-depth insulation over the wall plates may allow a lower R-Value in the attic in some climate zones. Because the insulation won’t be compressed, you are able to use less insulation which saves you money.

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Don’t Forget to Space your Panels Correctly
Mar 22, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Floor, Wall and roof sheathing panels must be spaced 1/8’ apart. Wood expands and contracts with changes in moisture conditions and these gaps are essential in preventing buckling. So read on to make sure your space correctly!

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Follow Proper Nailing Patterns on Roofing to Prevent Callbacks
Mar 9, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When the sun is at a particular angle, you can see the outline of the OSB panels on my roof. This causes a ‘windowpane’ effect. Why is this happening and what can you do to prevent it?

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Should I Belong to the HBA?
Mar 3, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The local chapter of the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) is an essential cog in the making of a successful home building company. There are many really great reasons for you to join your local HBA. When prospective clients are looking for reliable, competent construction companies, one of their most popular sources of information is the HBA. Each HBA has a list of construction companies that they make available to the client; you get a free referral and the client knows that you are a reputable firm.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid when Installing Roof Sheathing
Feb 20, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

As the old saying goes; “The devil is in the details” and successfully installing roof sheathing is definitely all about the details. It may look easy but if it’s not done right, the end result can cost a lot of money and time in expensive call backs.

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Tips for Installing Drywall around Openings
Feb 6, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Curious about the best way to install drywall around doors and windows? Read the latest Ol’ Sage Builder post to find out!

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Installing shingles over your SolarBord
Jan 30, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Get some new insight from the Ol’ Sage Builder on if you can apply fiberglass shingles to your SolarBord Sheathing!

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Is installing Windstorm horizontally a good idea?
Jan 16, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Thinking about installing your Windstorm panels horizontally? Is it even possible? You best check in with the Ol’ Sage Builder before starting that project, he’ll set you right!

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