Structural sheathing / Discussions

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

...sheathing it, and double strapping it for a rear-vented vertical board and batten exterior. My research into potential sheathing has turned up a couple innova...

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

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

Standard exterior plywood sheathing (on top of ext stud wall, underneath finish ext siding) has formaldyde, glues all of which are toxic. What can I use that w...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

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

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

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

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

...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 . A...

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