Wall Sheathing: Useful Information Guide

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Plywood sheathing Label.
Plywood sheathing label.
Wall sheathing panel with taped joints.
Sheathing panel with taped joints.

1. GeneralZIP System Sheathing – Information on this interesting sheathing/weather barrier system is available at the website of the manufacturer, Huber Engineered Woods. For a critique of the ZIP System by one of Huber’s competitors, see what DuPont (Tyvek®) has to say.

2. OSB/Plywood: See Roof Online’s page Weight of Plywood and OSB.

3. OSB/Plywood: Great article for history and comparison: “Choosing Between Oriented Strandboard and Plywood” by Paul Fisette is available on the website of the Building and Construction Technology Program at UMASS Amherst.

4. Manufacturers: See this list of sheathing manufacturers.