Interior sheathing wall / Guides

Choosing house sheathing
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or plywood sheathing?

...sheathing. When you count sub-floors, roofs and wall sheathing, OSB claims about 70% of the wood sheathing market in North America over plywood. Both products h...

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Interior sheathing wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour barrier

...wall description are of a project in Val des Monts, Quebec, built by Wakefield Construction . Wall assembly from the inside out: Drywall Horiz...

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Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...wall assembly © Cosella Dorken Remote walls are framed the way you would be used to seeing it done with 2x6s and sheathing; the difference is that vapou...

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Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...walls where it won't need to be punctured for electrical work, as all wiring is done on the interior 2x4 wall. Double ...

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Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list ...

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Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...interior control layers to do their jobs without being assaulted by wind, precipitation and UV rays. Walls in heating/cooling climates like Canada need to ...

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Wood frame construction
Wall assemblies - new construction

Material choices for wood frame construction

...wall and roof sheathing, as well as certain interior finishing applications and furniture. Engineered wood is at greater risk of moisture damage, learn more...

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Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Weather barriers - what they do and how to install them

...wall assembly we all know - a stud wall with exterior sheathing, housewrap, strapping and siding. Other options for wall assemblies can be found in our building...

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The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapour barriers

...sheathing, insulation that slows airflow, and well-sealed gypsum board (drywall). To explain this further, Gypsum board (drywall) is vapour permeable, but ...

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Installing foam panels in ceiling
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...interior of a stud wall, you won't need to add an additional vapour barrier. Here is the fun part - Since there is foil on either side of the panel, you en...

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Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...walls. Stripping exterior walls to the sheathing is a great starting place for a R.E.M.O.T.E wall , a residential exterior membrane outside-insulation technique...

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