TYPES OF SHEATHING
The sheathing of a building is used after framing as an underlayment for what you actually see on the surface of a structure such as roofing, siding, and even flooring. It acts as a protective barrier against exterior elements such as air, wind, and rain/snow. The sheathing is also a structurally locking component of the building process that ensures your framing is secure. The better the sheathing, the more efficient and structurally sound a building can be. Paying attention to an invisible element such as sheathing has huge payoffs when it comes to the energy efficiency of your structure. It can significantly reduce your utility costs which in hand decreases your carbon footprint. Keep reading to learn about the types of sheathing that are offered to you and their overall effect.
OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
OSB is made up of wood flakes laid in a cross pattern, that have been heated and pressed together to form a 4×8 board.
Hubers ZIP System
Hubers ZIP System is the most unique sheathing option for its innovative combination of building components!
Videos on Sheathing
Risinger, Matt. AdvanTech Subflooring vs. OSB vs. Plywood. Huber Engineered Wood. https://www.huberwood.com/blog/advantech-subflooring-vs-osb-vs-plywood
Villa, Bob. What’s the Difference? Plywood vs OSB. Bob Villa. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/526-enhanced-plywood-and-subfloor-products/
Zip System. Huber Engineered Wood. https://www.huberwood.com/zip-system#about
ZIP System vs. Tyvek Home Wrap. Dupont. https://www.dupont.com/tyvek-weatherization/zip-sheathing-system.html