Norbord Blog Features: The Wood Whisperer


 

Install your house wrap correctly!
Oct 13, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Housewrap is a great way to reduce air leakage and prevent water from entering the wall system, however care must be taken to ensure it gets installed correctly!

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Proper Panel Spacing Can Save Time and Money
Sep 27, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When structural panels are not spaced properly and moisture conditions change some problems can arise. Best to follow the advice of the Ol’ Sage Builder and space those panels correctly!

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9-Foot Trims Increased Popularity
Sep 5, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The trend toward more 9-foot ceilings in both single-family and multifamily housing starts is really gaining traction. Surveys shows increased production output in 2011 and 2012 of 9-foot and longer trims with no end in sight to this trend. Read on for more details…

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Pinnacle Sub Floor T&G Saves you Money and Time
Aug 22, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Pinnacle is an excellent mid-tier grade of T&G sub floor that is priced just right. Pinnacle T&G fits together easily and it’s easy on equipment so you won’t be breaking screw heads off.

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Deck Joist Span Table
Aug 11, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When most builders are determining joist spans for decks, they refer to floor joist spans in their local US building codes. However, decks have to withstand moisture and inclement weather and may be framed with incised treated lumber which means that those joist ratios won’t be accurate.

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Space your T&G Sub-flooring Panels Properly
Aug 2, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When installing tongue and groove OSB sub-flooring panels, it is essential that you space them correctly. Sub-flooring panels will expand and contract with changes in ambient moisture.

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Let-in Bracing the Old Way
Jul 25, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Every now and then it seems we get a glimpse back in time, and this user submitted photo showcases a blast from the past let-in bracing.

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Orientation of OSB roof boards when installing
Jul 10, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Does it matter which side is up when installing your OSB roof boards? Get the answer today from the Ol’ Sage Builder

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How much weight load is SolarBord able to support?
Jun 30, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When it comes time to upgrade your roof you might opt for heavy tiles/slates and it’s best to know if your existing SolarBord can handle that kind of load.

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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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