Question by  b87 (30)

What should I know about exterior wall sheathing?


Answer by  JohnHolmes (2660)

There is little to know before sheathing a wall. You need to make sure to keep the studs clean prior to mounting. Use caulk and nails or screws to mount.


Answer by  worker9043 (38)

Start from the bottom and work upwards. Use a staple gun to fasten. Avoid making any hole cuts or tears. Overlap joining peices about 4 inches. It is a lot easier with an extra set of hands.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Do not sheath an exterior wall if the insulation or wood is wet - you'll seal in the moisture and guarantee rot.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

You should know its fire resistence level as well as its insulation rating. Some sheathings will burn faster than others. Some sheathing insulate a building better as well


Answer by  billyb (562)

You should check and see if it is water resistant and termite resistant. also you should check and see what it is made of.

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