Oriented Strand Board


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Facts About OSB

OSB is an engineered wood product formed by pressing rectangular wood strands under high temperature arranged in cross-oriented layers with the help of adhesives. The result is a structural engineered wood panel similar to plywood in strength and performance, but more uniform and less expensive. OSB is widely used in residential and commercial construction, and has begun to replace natural plywood in many applications. The most common uses are as sheathing in walls, floors, and roofs.
Benefits of OSB

Since OSB is less expensive than plywood, this structural material reduces the cost of construction which in turn makes housing more affordable for the entire population. Additionally, since the production of OSB panels is based on higher utilization rates of wood in comparison to plywood panels, OSB panels save the forests which are extremely benefitial for our environment.

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