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Glossary

Sheathing

A material used to provide structural stiffness to the wall framing and to provide structural backing for the cladding and sheathing paper. Typical materials are OSB (oriented strand board), plywood, or various forms of gypsum board.

Related terms: Cladding, Plywood, OSB, Sheathing Membrane

Related resource: Info-500: Building Materials Property Table; RR-0410: Vapor Barriers and Wall Design