iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. Structurwood Radiant Barrier Sheathing has improved perforations in the foil, enhancing the drainage and venting process. It features specially designed adhesives, providing secure foil attachment and better durability and a foil barrier that provides energy savings of up to 25 percent by blocking up to 97 percent of the sun's heat, according to the manufacturer. 800-523-0824. www.structurwood.com.
Georgia-Pacific. Thermostat Radiant Barrier Sheathing adds a layer of highly reflective aluminum foil to Plytanium plywood sheathing. Thermostat reflects 97 percent of the sun's radiant heat, can reduce heat flow through the ceiling up to 50 percent, and can save up to 17 percent on cooling energy consumption in hot, sunny climates, the manufacturer says. It is available in 15/32-inch- or 19/32-inch-thick panels. 800-284-5347. www.gp.com/build.
Coastal Plywood Co. SolarPly can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 30 degrees. With lower attic temperatures, duct conduction loss is reduced by 30 percent and the air conditioning system's workload is reduced up to 20 percent, according to the manufacturer. The product will not affect shingle warranties and it is installed like conventional rated roof sheathing. 800-735-2727. www.coastalplywood.com.
Martco. Eclipse Radiant Barrier panels are made of a perforated foil material adhered to the company's 7/16-inch, 15/32-inch, and 19/32-inch OSB, and 15/32-inch, 19/32-inch, and 23/32-inch rated sheathing plywood. Installed like traditional roof sheathing, the panels block up to 97 percent of the sun's radiant heat, lowering utility bills, improving appliance performance, and enhancing comfort, according to the manufacturer. 800-299-5174. www.royomartin.com.
Ainsworth. Thermastrand OSB is produced using a one-step, in-line process, where a specially designed radiant barrier foil is applied as the panel is manufactured, rather than after the panel is made, creating superior foil adhesion, according to the manufacturer. The panel blocks up to 97 percent of the sun's radiant heat, and comes with a 25-year warranty that guarantees its foil will not delaminate. 877-661-3200. www.ainsworth.ca.
Huber Engineered Woods. Zip System Wall Sheathing includes three components: the 7/16-inch sheathing with built-in Stormex water-resistive barrier, which is sealed with the specially designed Zip System tape and tape gun. The system forms an all-in-one structural wall and water-resistant barrier, eliminating the need for housewrap. The system's fastening guide ensures accurate installation and offers guidance for horizontal and vertical panel installation, the maker says. 800-933-9220. www.huberwood.com.
Temple-Inland. Developed by interfelting of wood fibers and enhanced with a natural binder, FiberBrace is a structural fiberboard wall sheathing with a density between 10 and 31 pounds per cubic foot. Separate asphalt coating on both sides and all edges imparts added strength and water protection, the manufacturer says. The sheathing adds improved noise reduction and moisture permeability, according to the maker. 800-231-6060. www.temple.com.
Norbord. Created using advanced continuous press technology, Windstorm OSB panels are greater in length than traditional 4-foot-by-8-foot panels produced from multi-opening presses. The process results in an end-trimmed panel that spans from the top of the top plate to the bottom of the bottom plate in one continuous piece, eliminating or reducing the need for metal stud-to-plate connectors if nailed properly. 416-365-0705. www.norbord.com.