Traditionally, wall sheathing is placed horizontally on the studs with an open joint seam running through the middle of the wall system. Now some innovative wall sheathing manufacturers are creating engineered taller wall sheathing panels that can be installed vertically. This provides a number of advantages for builders including lower labor costs and improved energy envelopes.
Most clients will think that hardwood flooring is a ‘set it and forget it’ aspect of their homes, and few will realise the importance of maintaining their indoor environment in order to ensure that their hardwood flooring stays pristine. When clients don’t maintain a consistent environment, you get expensive callbacks and a lack of customer satisfaction.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has some concerning statistics for the 2013 hurricane season. While a normal season sees an average of 12 named storms, this season is expected to host 13 to 20. Being adequately prepared for hurricane season mitigates much of the property damage and loss of life that can result from big storms. Here are some tips from FEMA for hurricane preparedness.
OSB sheathing is a sustainable, durable, economical and practical choice for builders and framers. OSB sheathing success relies on proper installation and there are a number of strategies to follow to minimize call backs and to ensure that your build enjoys longevity and aesthetic appeal.
We’re no experts on safety, so we turned to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for some guidelines on best practices for onsite job safety. They set standards for employers and employees to follow to reduce the risk of injuries on construction sites. Here are some of the most important steps to keeping your job site safe. Always check for local requirements before embarking on a new build.
Innovative manufacturers like Norbord that think outside the box have flipped the structural sheathing panels for vertical installation and increased their height. Longer wall sheathing like TallWall enables an overlap at the joists which eliminates hinge points to increase wall strength. Longer sheathing also reduces the number of seams which improves energy efficiency and makes for a stronger, smoother, flatter wall.