Bryan Readling

Bryan Readling's Posts

  • How to evaluate exterior-rated OSB sheathing that has been left exposed to the elements for an extended period of time.

  • Catch these common framing and sheathing errors now to avoid inspection failures and customer callbacks later on.

  • If the I-joists are sized and installed properly, the best cure might be adding carpet and furniture to the room.

  • Q&A

    Q: Is it okay to glue OSB or plywood sheathing to the wall framing before fastening the sheathing with nails? It seems that this would be a simple and cost-effective way to add strength to a wall assembly while reducing air infiltration.

  • Q&A

    Q. Can anyone explain the actual technical concern and reason that new building codes are requiring specific structural improvements on garage door "lug walls" (the short walls next to the garage door opening)?

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