What are the most common sheathing for residential construction?

What are the most common sheathing for residential construction?

Common structural sheathings include plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), wafer board, and exterior gypsum board. When choosing plywood, OSB, or wafer-board panels, be sure they are rated as wall sheathing and choose an appropriate thickness.

Whats stronger OSB or plywood?

Osb is stronger than plywood in shear. Shear values, through its thickness, are about 2 times greater than plywood. This is one of the reasons osb is used for webs of wooden I-joists. However, nail-holding ability controls performance in shear wall applications.

Which plywood is good for furniture?

For furniture that is likely to get wet: In such cases the best type of plywood to use will be exterior 'BWR grade' plywood. BWR stands for boiling water resistant. Sometimes it is also referred to as BWP (Boiling water proof). BWR/BWP grades are marked on the plywood sheets, so that they can be identified.

What is C2 plywood grade?

This Plywood is C2 graded meaning the “C” side has a more rough surface with visible knots and splits when compared to grade B. The “2” is the grade of the backside of the board. Grade 2 is used when color isn't a concern. Larger knots are allowed, but they do not exceed a diameter of 3/4″.

What do the stripes on plywood mean?

Usually the stripes are a proprietary component of a big box stores concept of how to deal with simple employees. In the flooring world "underlayment plywood" is plywood made using exterior glue and is sometimes referred to as "exterior plywood", it has one smooth side to receive flooring products.

What is C +/ C plywood?

FSC® certified Elliottis Pine Softwood Plywood C+/C is made from softwood veneers throughout, harvested from FSC certified forests in Brazil, normally bonded together with a phenol formaldehyde adhesive, which has superior resistance to loss of bond strength with time.