OSB sheathing / Discussions

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...sheathing? We prefer to use Plywood instead of OSB as sheathing, read more here . The latest Ecohome demo house is targeting LEED Platinum, and has extremely ...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...OSB sheathing with a fully adhered sheathing membrane? ZIP Sheathing is a pretty hot topic with some differing opinions. The ZIP System is a structural sheathin...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...sheathing. OSB is okay but Plywood handles moisture a bit better. If you are sticking with the original sheathing (or boards if that’s what it had), I’d suggest...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...OSB and insulation panels and how they could possibly pose a problem on the exterior of homes. Choosing between plywood and OSB sheathing – which is better? ...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...OSB sheathing as well as ZIP structural sheathing ? Cheaper than two layers of sheathing would be swapping one out for an exterior peel and stick WRB membrane ....

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

I saw in your wall video that you advise to use a vapour retarder paint along with an outside air barrier. Can you do this for the ceiling as well, thereby tak...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses