In this labor market, builders and framers need sheathing that lets them build faster while meeting code. QuakeZone Precision End Trimmed (PET) wall sheathing is precut for the way you frame, allowing you to build faster and increase productivity.


Reduce cutting and waste with Quakezone.

Reduced cutting and excess waste with QuakeZone.

You purchase precision end trimmed studs at specific lengths because they save you time and increases productivity. Now you can buy quality wall sheathing pre-trimmed to the lengths you need, and like studs, only pay for the length you need. Norbord’s QuakeZone accelerates construction because framers simply nail it in with minimal cutting, handling and waste.

Always a bang-up job

QuakeZone installs vertically—removing the need for blocking and filler strips. By eliminating horizontal joints, you can reduce wall air leakage by up to 60%.

Nail and go

In seismic or high wind markets QuakeZone provides a continuous load path. By simply following a design professional’s fastener schedule, builders can reduce or eliminate the added cost and labor of installing metal hardware.


Open bays allow insulation, HVAC, plumbing and electrical to go in fast and simple, with fewer obstructions to cut out, drill through or work around.

If Stucco is the exterior finish siding please refer to the APA (The Engineered Wood Assoc) Q370 for structural sheathing thickness and grade recommendations. You should also refer to applicable local building codes for proper stucco installation over OSB or plywood sheathing.

QUAKEZONE – The Perfect Length

The QuakeZone lengths accommodate wall heights, joist depths, slab or raised floor, single or multi-story construction. For detailed information on lengths available in your region, see downloads below. Custom lengths can be accommodated for larger projects.

The Perfect Wall sheathing Partner for Raised Heel Trusses.

QuakeZone structural sheathing can be used with up to 24″ raised heel truss systems (see APA Product Report PR-N133 for details)

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QuakeZone has got builders talking

Check out our interviews with actual wall panelizers and stick builders talking about Norbord’s innovative QuakeZone Wall Sheathing.

with Neil Pinkham from Precision Building Systems on location in Denver Colorado.

with Mike Donohoe from Donohoe Builders on location in Boulder Colorado.