Similar to Huber’s well-known Zip System sheathing, Georgia-Pacific’s new Force Field OSB sheathing has a waterproof overlay that works in combination with a pressure-sensitive tape. Used together, the tape and overlay create an ASTM-approved air and water barrier. Georgia-Pacific’s website lists 8-ft., 9-ft., and 10-ft. panels. The company is rolling out the product first in the Southeast, closer to its manufacturing plant in Allendale, S.C. In that region, ForceField 8-ft. panels are selling for $4.50 to $5 more per sheet than the company’s regular 7⁄16-in.-thick, 8-ft. OSB panels.
Patrick McCombe, associate editor