Choosing the right plywood panel for your building project is an important decision. Panels and plywood are usually used as sheathing for buildings and structures and it can make a huge difference in the application which type is chosen.
Our trained sales specialists will answer any question you could have about a Panels and Plywood. They’ll make choosing the correct material easiy while giving you confidence in your purchase and its future installation.
To help build your knowledge of the most popular panels we stock we’ve assembled information about each below.
Whether you are a homeowner or a builder, we invite you to contact us today about your building project!
The 50-year limited warranty is proof Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold™ panels perform. Thanks to patent-pending Down Pore® self-draining technology (see video HERE) and a proprietary edge seal, Weyerhaeuser panels withstand the elements so well that they can allow framers to extend their building season and there is now no reason to drill holes to allow rainwater through.
Each panel is touch-sanded to provide a uniform appearance and tighter thickness tolerances. The face of every panel is stamped with a fastening template and each bundle ships face-up, ready for easy and accurate installation right off the truck.
Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold panels install flat and stay flat and have a precise tongue-and-groove fit.
For installation video click HERE or for a printable .pdf on installation click HERE.
The letters “C” and “D” represent the quality of the front and back surfaces of the plywood. “A” is the best plywood surface you can buy which means plywood without any noticeable knots, holes, or defects. “X” in CDX is for the purpose plywood should be used. “X” stands for “exposure”, meaning that the plywood is designed to withstand some moisture exposure. ACX and CDX plywood is made of layers of thin sheets of Douglas Fir in alternating wood grain directions, which will increase the strength and stiffness the panels while providing great dimensional stability that will resist warping.
ACX and CDX Applications
ACX and CDX are great for jobsite needs such as temporary structures and ideal for remodeling or new construction in residential or light commercial construction. Excellent nail, screw, and staple holding ability allows placement near panel edges without splits and are light enough to carry and tend to be easier on cutting tools than OSB.
Available in 7/6″, 1/2″, & 5/8″
Oriented Strand Board is a widely used, versatile structural wood panel. Manufactured from waterproof heat-cured adhesives and rectangularly shaped wood strands that are arranged in cross-oriented layers, OSB is an engineered wood panel that shares many of the strength and performance characteristics of plywood. OSB’s combination of wood and adhesives creates a strong, dimensionally stable panel that resists deflection, delamination, and warping. Panels resist distortion when subjected to demanding wind and seismic conditions. Relative to their strength, OSB panels are light in weight and easy to handle and install.
APA-trademarked OSB is suitable for a variety of end uses including subflooring, single-layer flooring, wall and roof sheathing, sheathing ceiling/deck, structural insulated panels, webs for wood I-joists, industrial containers, mezzanine decks, and furniture.