FAQ

  1. Is TallWall a “green” product?
  2. Can using TallWall and cutting out window and door openings make the wall stronger?
  3. Can TallWall help me meet green building programs?
  4. What is special about TallWall and why does it work?
  5. Were any independent tests completed?
  6. Is TallWall accepted by the building codes?
  7. Why is blocking eliminated?
  8. What does Exposure 1 rating on the grade stamp mean?
  9. How much money can I save using TallWall?
  10. Where can I buy TallWall?

Is TallWall a “green” product?

All TallWall panels are SFI® Chain of Custody certified. TallWall does not contain any added urea-formaldehyde resins. Installed vertically TallWall eliminates horizontal joints and that means up to 60% less wall air infiltration and better indoor air quality (air leakage increases energy consumption and reduces indoor air quality). Using TallWall means less job-site waste, less handling, less labor, and less metal in every house. Wood is a renewable resource that has a very positive impact on the carbon footprint.

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Can using TallWall and cutting out window and door openings make the wall stronger?

Yes it does and it also reduces the number of joints and that reduces the air leakage. This also generates less waste with less labor. See the APA Full-Scale House Test Project report Form #3D007.

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Can TallWall help me meet green building programs?

Yes there are many areas in programs such as the National Green Building Standard and LEED® where TallWall can help you achieve points.

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What is special about TallWall and why does it work?

TallWall is engineered to be installed vertically on the walls. The longer length panels cover from the bottom to the top plates or beyond.

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Were any independent tests completed?

Testing on the additional benefits were completed at Virginia Tech and the Home Innovation Labs.

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Is TallWall accepted by the building code?

TallWall is a structural OSB panel and is accepted by North American building codes including the Florida Building Code.

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Why is blocking eliminated?

Some building codes require all horizontal joints in the wall sheathing to have solid blocking. TallWall panels are the right lengths for taller ceiling heights or mid band connections with one structural panel – no horizontal joints – no blocking required.

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What does Exposure 1 rating on the grade stamp mean?

Exposure 1 rating means that the panel uses a waterproof resin. It does not mean the panel is waterproof but rather that the panel will withstand normal delays in construction without affecting the structural properties (strength) of the panel. All TallWall panels carry the APA, The Engineered Wood Association, grade stamp.

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How much money can I save using TallWall?

This will vary by the size, style and location of the home. Here are a number of areas where TallWall can reduce your costs and construction time.

  • Fewer joints make it easier to meet energy codes
  • No lumber for blocking to buy and install – Material and labor savings!
  • No panels to cut and install as filler strips – Labor savings!
  • Less waste – Less cutting and less chance of errors means savings!
  • Flatter, stronger, stiffer, and straighter walls – Fewer call backs mean savings!
  • No blocking means wall cavities are fully open and allow full insulation to be installed – Trades work faster and more efficiently!

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Where can I buy TallWall

TallWall is available from your local building supply dealer. Ask for it by name. If your dealer or design professional requires assistance, have them contact us directly or advise us and we will contact them.

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