Tips for Building with Wood

Wood is a renewable, eco-friendly resource that is growing in popularity as a building material. When building with wood, it is important to understand how wood reacts to ambient environmental conditions in order to ensure its longevity. Wood will expand in humid conditions and shrink in dry conditions. It is essential that you allow it …

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On-site Wood Panel Storage Guidelines

The APA Engineered Wood Association provides comprehensive guidelines for the storage of wood panels on site. Correct on-site storage will allow plywood and OSB wood panels to acclimatize to conditions on the building and prevent a plethora of framing problems down the line. The APA outlines several guidelines on the correct storage of panels to minimize the conditions that can lead to buckling and ridging; after all you’re protecting your investment.

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