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Trubord

The Start of a Great Build

Trubord® 4×8 square-edge roof and wall sheathing are ideal for the construction of residential single and multi-family houses as well as light commercial construction and modular mobile homes.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Trubord provides the quality and performance needed to control costs and cycle times
  • Comes with a 25-year Limited Warranty
  • No-added urea formaldehyde resins, CARB exempt
  • Meets or exceeds PS2 standards and is approved in all North American building codes.
  • Turquoise Edge Seal® for easy identification

  • Sizes / Lengths:
    4x8
  • Thickness:
    1/4 – 23/32
  • Edge Seal Color:
    Turquoise
  • Warranty:
    25 Year Limited Warranty
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  • FAQ

    1. Does Trubord have a warranty?
    2. How do I know the quality is there and do they meet building codes?
    3. Is Trubord approved for use on roofs or walls?
    4. Are there special installation requirements and will my trades require training?
    5. What thickness is available in Trubord?
    6. Are Trubord panels hard to screw or nail like some other panels?

    Does Trubord have a warranty?

    Yes, Trubord comes with a 25 year limited warranty.
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    How do I know the quality is there and do they meet building codes?

    Trubord panels carry the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamps to ensure quality is built into each panel. The APA grade stamp assures acceptance by building codes.
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    Is Trubord approved for use on roofs or walls?

    Trubord is code approved for both roof and wall applications.
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    Are there special installation requirements and will my trades require training?

    Follow the APA installation instructions E-30, your building code and/or a design professional’s instructions. Trades familiar with OSB, will not require any additional training.
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    What thickness is available in Trubord?

    Trubord is available in every standard thickness from 1/4” to 1 1/8”. Tongue and Groove panels carry the TruFlor brand name. (* 1/4” does not have a grade stamp)
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    Are Trubord panels hard to screw or nail like some other panels?

    Trubord panels are easy to handle, nail or screw and are also easy on fastener equipment, and saw blades.
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  • Installation

    Norbord’s Trubord structural panels are to be installed according to the APA’s (The Engineered Wood Association) Construction Guide E30 and the appropriate building code. Below are a few key installation points.

    1. Make sure rafter alignment is uniform and square.
    2. Prior to application, acclimatization of panels to surroundings for at least 24 hours is recommended.
    3. A minimum of 1/8″ spacing is required at the ends and sides of panels.
    4. All panels must be continuous over two or more spans.
    5. Install panels perpendicular to the roof rafters.
    6. Roof clips are recommended and may be required* – check your local code requirements.
    7. Fasteners are to be 3/8″ in from edges and corners.
    8. Us 8d nails to fasten panels to the rafters.  Fastener spacing* (minimum typical spacing is 6″ o.c. along edges and 12″ o.c. in the field but local and high wind requirements must be followed).
    9. A minimum of a 2′ wide panel is required at the peak.  (Wind loads are the greatest at the peak and eves.)
    10. Check for “shiners” and refasten or add additional fasteners.
    11. Cover the roof sheathing as soon as possible with shingle underlayment (or #15 roofing felt) to protect panels from weather.  If construction delays are anticipated, cover with #30 roofing felt.
    12. Check local building codes for minimum ventilation requirements* and build accordingly.
    13. Spraying foam insulation to the underside of the sheathing may reduce or void some shingle warranties.
    14. Provide 3/4″ expansion joints for every continuous section of panels exceeding 80 feet in length.
    15. Always wear the appropriate safety equipment.
    16. For roofs over 80′ in length, see APA U425 for details.

    *Consult your local building codes for local requirements and specifications and the APA Construction Guide E30

    Prevent Buckling with Proper Spacing

    Download our free app called Onsite.  I-Phones and I-Pads can download from the Apple store and Android devices from Google Play.   Great while on the jobsite or training new employees, the app has lots of videos and info and focuses on the 3 most common mistakes installing OSB.   There are videos for Sub-Floor, Wall and Roof applications plus a Trouble Shooting section.  The app is a guide only. Always consult the local building codes, design professional’s specifications or the APA’s E30 for details that may apply to your application.

    Resources

    Visit the resources page for more information on product documents, forest certification, APA publications, seminars & trade shows.