Posts Tagged ‘wall sheathing’

 

Is installing Windstorm horizontally a good idea?
May 7, 2018 | 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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Does OSB emit Volatile Organic Compounds?
Dec 22, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

We recently received a message from one of our readers, and the Ol Sage thought he would pass it along as it is important to be concerned about Volatile Organic Compounds.

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Controlling Against Moisture Damage for Wall Sheathing
Aug 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Moisture can cause many structural problems and create a very unhealthy home for your family when mold and mildew begin to form. Building a home that deals effectively with moisture requires due diligence from design to installation and on to maintenance. The home must be built in such a way as to prevent leaks which are the biggest cause of damage and it must also eliminate condensation which occurs naturally in every home.

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Raising the Roof: Raised-Heel Trusses
Jul 7, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

Raised-heel trusses provide a cost-effective way to meet more stringent energy efficiency codes. It’s not surprising that four out of five modern homes are built with pre-fabricated trusses as they offer a lot of advantages; a more uniform pitch and size, increased spans mean fewer internal load-bearing walls and they can be installed quickly, with less labor.

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Understanding R-value and U-value
Jul 5, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Knowing what R-value and U-values mean is key to following energy issues and to selecting products that best suit the climate zone you are building in. R-value is essentially a product’s resistance to heat flow. Adversely, U-value measures the rate of heat transfer. This means that products with a lower U-value will be more energy efficient. It is tempting to think that these two values are direct opposites of each other, but there are some important differences to note.

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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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Sealing Air Leaks in your Building Envelope
Jan 13, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

As homeowners strive to reduce their monthly costs, construction professionals are finding innovative ways of reducing air leakage.

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Minimize Buckling of Wood Structural Panels: Tips from the APA
Dec 21, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

While swelling or buckling of sheathing panels doesn’t affect their performance or strength, it can cause blemishes in the building’s appearance that will lead to callbacks.

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QuakeZone: Buildings that Can Withstand Earthquakes
Dec 12, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers, Podcast

QuakeZone provides a continuous load path which, when used with a professional designer’s fastener schedule, meets building code and helps withstand the kinds of shear forces your home is subjected to during an earthquake.

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Building Terms Explained: Shear Walls
Nov 7, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The term ‘shear’ is used in construction in several different ways. Shear can be used when referring to a lateral load or force that is applied during high wind events or earthquakes, but it is also more generally used to describe stress on a wall system that occurs due to an applied load.

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Secrets to OSB Sheathing Success
Sep 28, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

OSB sheathing is a sustainable, durable, economical and practical choice for builders and framers. OSB sheathing success relies on proper installation and there are a number of strategies to follow to minimize call backs and to ensure that your build enjoys longevity and aesthetic appeal.

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Taller Wall Sheathing Makes Walls Stronger
Aug 18, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Innovative manufacturers like Norbord that think outside the box have flipped the structural sheathing panels for vertical installation and increased their height. Longer wall sheathing like TallWall enables an overlap at the joists which eliminates hinge points to increase wall strength. Longer sheathing also reduces the number of seams which improves energy efficiency and makes for a stronger, smoother, flatter wall.

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