Build homes to withstand high winds.
With the Windstorm Method for high wind framing construction you will meet hurricane code without the expense and hassle of installing unneccesssary hardware, cutting and installing blocking. This translates into savings of up to $1000 per house in construction material, labor and waste using Windstorm wall sheathing.
Why use Windstorm?
Windstorm reduces wall air leakage, metal hardware, labour, time and material. The method that Windstorm utilizes is in the building codes as far back as the SSTD 10-99 right up to codes in effect today.
Windstorm sizes are listed in the installation section.
A better way to meet Energy Codes: Using raised heel/energy trusses and Windstorm OSB Sheathing is a great way to take advantage of the Energy codes that allow lower insulation R-values in attics if the full depth of the insulation extends to the outside of the top plate without compression and you can use a nailing pattern to eliminate hurricane straps. It just makes sense. See the features and benefits section for more information. Please read the APA product report PR-N133 in the product documents section for detailed information.
Include information on this product in the material provided to appraisers. It shows that you have built added value into the project. This may help the appraiser understand and see the real value in the home and it will differentiate you from the competition. Download literature and other relative information found in the resources section.
Meeting the new energy codes? Raised heel/energy trusses and Windstorm OSB Sheathing is a great wayto meet the new energy codes.
Case Study: Wall Sheathing on Multi-Family Project Reduces Air Leakage and Cost.
Read how a New Jersey builder saved over $70,000 using Windstorm in a high wind zone project while facing a tight schedule and strict building codes. Read More
Windstorm Wall Sheathing is certified by the NAHB Research Center as a Green Approved Product under the National Green Building Standard. Visit the “Green Building in the Resources section” to determine what practices and points may be available to you when Windstorm is used.