PLYWOOD / PANELS
Plywood is a manufactured wood panel made from thin sheets of wood veneer. It is one of the most widely used wood products. It is flexible, inexpensive, workable, re-usable, and can usually be locally manufactured. Plywood is used instead of plain wood because of its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, splitting, and twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength. The most common plywood species are Douglas fir, Western red cedar, redwood, and Southern pine, making for a broad range of textures and patterns. With the proper maintenance, plywood siding can last from 30 years to the life of your home. Before installing, seal all edges with water repellent, stain sealer, or exterior house paint primer. Then re-stain or re-paint your house every five years.
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
Oriented strand board (OSB) is a performance-rated structural panel engineered for uniformity, strength, versatility and workability. It is utilized internationally in a wide array of applications including commercial and residential construction and renovation, packaging/crating, furniture and shelving, and do-it-yourself projects. Because it is engineered, OSB can be custom manufactured to meet specific requirements in thickness, density, panel size, surface texture, strength, and rigidity.
OSB is manufactured from sustainable, fast-growing trees such as aspen poplar, southern yellow pine, mixed hardwoods, and other suitable species. Logs are cut to length, debarked, and processed into precise strands ranging from 3 1/2″ to 6″ (90 to 150 mm) long and approximately 1″ wide (25 mm). The strands are dried, sorted, and mixed with wax and a waterproof exterior-type binder and formed into large continuous mats. These mats are oriented in cross directional layers for increased strength, then pressed at a high temperature and pressure to form panels.
OSB is manufactured worldwide, meaning its abundant supply and easy access ensures economical purchasing and shipping methods. Only trees from sustainable, fast-growing forests or woodlot thinnings are required in the manufacturing process, so there is always an abundant supply of convenient, high-quality raw materials, making OSB’s engineered manufacturing process extremely economical.
AdvanTech® flooring is the industry leader when it comes to quality. When it comes to moisture resistance, AdvanTech products do not cup, warp or delaminate under harsh weather conditions. Engineered for superior strength and stiffness, AdvanTech products outperform the competition at the most critical points of construction – your floors, walls and roof.
For renovation projects that require extensive moulding with various widths, Royal Trimboard® sheet stock is an affordable option that provides great flexibility for creating unique sizes and shapes. Available in 4′ x 8′ and 4′ x 18′ sheets, our trimboard sheet stock can be ripped to any width or cut into custom shapes or designs. Royal Trimboard sheet stock mills and miters easily with standard tools, leaving clean, precise edges. Its colorfast surface/core and consistent high density provide a uniform appearance from sheet to sheet. Your customers will appreciate the fact that sheet stock is paintable, resists moisture and mold, and is backed by a lifetime never rot warranty.
Diagonal Privacy Heavy Duty Lattice.