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Beyond OSB: Wall Sheathings That Multitask

Can a product that provides structure, housewrap, and even insulation save you time and money?

When is wall sheathing not just wall sheathing? How about when it insulates, too, or has housewrap integrated as a component? FHB senior editor Charles Bickford explored the latest in wall sheathings and discovered products that go beyond the call of duty. Structural Inssulated Sheathing from Dow also provides insulation and a weatherproof barrier; Nautilus Wall Sheathing from Georgia-Pacific has housewrap glued to one side; and Huber's ZIP System panels have an outer layer called Stormex and meant to take the place of housewrap. This article includes a sidebar on Nyloboard, a new material made of recycled nylon-carpet fibers, and a sidebar on the tapes used with sheathing products.

Beyond OSB: Wall Sheathings That Multitask
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