Other stories by Fernando Pages Ruiz

  • Radiant Barrier Sheathing from Roy O Martin

    Roy O Martin. Eclipse radiant barrier OSB or plywood sheathing has an aluminum foil backing that the company says will block up to 97% of the sun’s radiant heat when used in a roof deck, significantly reducing attic temperatures. When used as a wall sheathing (OSB only) with approved foil tape to...

  • OSB Flooring Panels from iLevel by Weyerhaeuser

    iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. According to the manufacturer, the proprietary glues and resins used in Edge Gold OSB flooring panels make it more water-resistant and durable when exposed to jobsite conditions and weather. The panels come stamped with a fastener location guide for easier, accurate, and...

  • Recycled Structural Board from Homasote

    Homasote. 440 SoundBarrier is a nearly 100% recycled nailable structural board made from cellulose fiber, with an insulating value of R-1.2 per 1/2 inch. Originally intended as a soundproofing product, the firm says it withstands jobsite weather and mistreatment better than standard, impregnated...

  • Radiant Barrier Sheathing from Ainsworth

    Ainsworth. Thermastrand radiant barrier roof sheathing features an aluminum foil overlaid on micro-perforated OSB panels. The foil blocks up to 97% of the sun’s radiant energy, and the perforations control humidity buildup in the attic, the company says. According to the firm, the panels are twice...

  • LongLength OSB from LP

    LongLength OSB allows for easier sheathing of homes with higher ceilings, requires fewer total panels, and results in fewer seams, the firm says. Installed vertically, the extended-length panels tie the top plate to the floor joists and eliminate the need to install fillers or blocking material...

  • ZIP System from Huber Engineered Woods

    Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System roof and wall sheathing feature built-in protective barriers. Along with ZIP SystemTape to seal the seams, the all-in-one panels eliminate the need for housewrap or felt, the company says, making the installation faster and easier than traditional materials. A...

  • Certified Plywood from Timber Products

    Timber Products. The company’s softwood plywood comes in 8-, 9-, and 10-foot lengths; 4- and 5-foot widths; and thicknesses from 5/16 inch to 2 inches. It is available in several grades for sheathing, concrete forms, and underlayment. The panels are SFI-certified and are available with FSC...

  • Product Review: Sheathing

    Plywood vs. OSB: Which is the greener sheathing choice?

  • Structural Insulated Panels From Agriboard

    Agriboard SIPs utilize agricultural waste, wheat, and rice straw as an insulating core. More than 80% of Agriboard’s panels consist of straw left over after the grain has been harvested. The perimeter LSL presents a high shear-strength panel with virtually no thermal bridging. The 7?7/8-inch-thick...

  • Wall and Roof Panels From Extreme Panel Technologies

    The company’s wall and roof panels feature 7/16-inch OSB sandwiching a core of partially recycled expanded polystyrene. The panels come in five thicknesses for R-values ranging from 16 to 48. Four-foot and 8-foot widths are offered. SIPs foundation panels also are available, providing an R-value of...