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jlmran 01-13-2011 10:08 PM

Board sheathing
 
Is there any advantage to the "old" board sheathing method, versus the more contemporary panel sheathing? Question applies to both roofs and walls.

Maintenance 6 01-14-2011 08:59 AM

Sheathing with boards dates back to construction before plywood or composite panels were readily available and were very expensive. I certainly don't see an advantage to using that method today. In fact it would be outrageously expensive to use dimensional lumber today.

Clutchcargo 01-14-2011 09:04 AM

There are no benefits to using boards. Plywood and OSB in addition to being faster to install, offer shear wall resistance that would need to be built into the framing if sheathing with boards.

jlmran 01-15-2011 08:50 AM

How do the panels create shear resistance when the boards do not? Is it a function of the size of the panels? Or how the panels are manufactured?

Maintenance 6 01-22-2011 09:58 AM

Diagonal sheathing boards were used for sheer resistance for many years in millions of structures before OSB or plywood became popular.


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