Solved: Structural Sheathing

As lumber shortages cause wood prices to skyrocket, the cost to build and buy homes is increasing. OX Thermo-PLY advanced structural sheathing helps builders cut costs without sacrificing performance



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Resilient Construction

House Lift: Elevating Foundations as a Response to Flooding

One response to chronic flooding is to mandate that building foundations be elevated. Homeowners and builders weigh the costs 

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2019 Top 100 Products: Structural / Insulation / Housewrap

Products from BASF, Boise Cascade, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, Huber Engineered Woods, Icynene, LP Building Solutions, Nisus, Nudura, Quikrete, Stuga, Typar, and Weyerhaeuser

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Professional Builder 2019 Top 100 Products

Our annual roundup of building products covers everything from kitchen appliances with fresh new finishes to insulated structural panels that boost energy efficiency

Engineered Wood

What to Select? Wood vs. Engineered Lumber

For years, builders have used traditional lumber to build homes, but ever since engineered lumber came into the picture, builders have been left wondering, Which one do I use for my projects? 

Putting It to the Test: New OSB Technology Faces Extreme Testing

To truly test out its new premium sub-floor, LP set up extreme conditions in the depths of the rainforest and recruited extreme athletes for the job.

Framing + Building Envelope

2018 Top 100 Products: Structural / Insulation / Housewrap

Products from CertainTeed, Dörken Systems, Georgia-Pacific, Jamsill, Johns Manville, Kimberly Clark, Lapolla Industries, LP, Nisus, Norbord, Simpson Strong-Tie, Tamlyn, and Weyerhaeuser

9 Common Subfloor Installation Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From tight spacing to improper fasteners, simple errors can lead to callbacks. Here’s a best-practice refresher

5 Ways OSB Has Evolved—and What It Means for Builders

OSB has changed a lot since it was introduced to the mass market more than 40 years ago. Here’s what you need to know to specify the right panels.

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2017 Top 100 Products: Structural, Insulation, Housewrap

Products from BASF, Boise Cascade, Boral, CertainTeed, Dow Corning, DuPont, GAF, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Huber Engineered Woods, Icynene, Kimberly Clark, Kingspan, Nisus, Norbord Industries, Simpson Strong-Tie, Sto, and Weyerhaeuser

Lightweight Prefab Wood Framing System Requires No Nails

The SI-modular wood-framing system designed by Hans-Ludwig Stell from Munster, Germany, is assembled entirely without nails or screws.

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