Norbord Blog Features: The Wood Whisperer


 

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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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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Is OSB a Safe Building Material?
Jan 9, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Curious to know if OSB is a safe building material to work with? Are there any gaseous emissions from OSB? Find out today!

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Disposal of OSB
Dec 22, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Does disposal of OSB in a landfill harm the environment? How can you dispose of your OSB or reduce the waste leftover from your product?

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Removing a piece of OSB subflooring
Dec 16, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Need to remove a piece of tongue and groove OSB subflooring panel to get some wiring through to my attic? Get your answer here!

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Sweaty Vents
Dec 7, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Is there anything you can do about your sweaty vents?

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Can you store OSB for future projects?
Nov 25, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Looking to buy a load of OSB for a future project? Well, if that project is a few years away you might want to listen to the advice of our Ol’ Sage Builders regarding the matter.

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How to Use a Hammer
Nov 4, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

This may seem intuitive, but many Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts and some construction professionals use hammers incorrectly which can damage your tools or result in injury. Taking care to use your hammer properly will ensure that it lasts longer and that your work doesn’t damage the wood or nails.

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