OSB Sustainable Resource

Are OSB Panels a Sustainable Resource

As the world sets climate change initiatives into overdrive, more pressure is being brought to bear on industry leaders in all industries to go as GREEN as possible. In the construction industry, the call has been going out for home and building developers to use materials that are more energy-efficient and sustainable. In recent years, …

OSB Updates November 2021

OSB & Plywood Updates For November 2021

November 17 OSB Updates: The southern Westcoast of B.C. and Northern Wa. had experienced a lot of heavy rain early this week which cause massive flash floods, land slides, swollen rivers as well as many other issues. Although it is unclear of the total extent of the damage there is a rough outline as to …

Better Crating OSB or Plywood

Which Material Is Better For Crating, OSB or Plywood

A crate is a large container used to transport or store items. The majority of crating materials are made of wood, although they can be of plastic or metals. A wooden crate is a self-supporting structure that may have wood sheathing covering it. Crates have gained popularity because they allow fragile and valuable goods to …

OSB RV Manufacturing

How OSB Board is Used in RV Manufacturing

OSB (Oriented Strand Board) is a type of engineered wood product that has gained popularity for use in the manufacturing of RV’s. OSB is a type of plywood layered with thin sheets of wood oriented in different directions. OSB has been manufactured and used for over 50 years because it provides an economical, durable and …

Lumber Price Drop

What The Lumber Bubble Pop Means For The Rest of 2021

The Lumber Bubble Pop has had a significant effect on the housing market. Lumber prices have fallen by 70% in less than one year, an unprecedented event that could not be predicted. However, the bubble popping does not mean that all is lost for 2021. Here are reasons why this drop in lumber prices is …

How Does OSB Compare to Plywood

With lumber supplies high and prices falling, lumber manufacturers are looking at decreasing production. All of this will help bring lumber prices more in line with the prices of oriented strand board (OSB). Since both of these materials can be used for a wide range of construction projects, pricing is now less of a consideration. …

Offset Increasing OSB Prices

Ways to Offset Increasing OSB Prices

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a sheathing material used by contractors, architects, and builders in both residential and commercial construction. The material has a wide range of uses, including roofing, sub roofing, floor underlayment, wall sheathing, I-joist, among many other services. OSB has commonly been used as a sheathing material because of its benefits and …

The Current State of OSB Market 2021

The Current State of the OSB Market in 2021

Current Market Size | Sustainability | Market Growth | US Dominance Growth Inhibitors | Market Challenges | How Silvaris Helps During the first six months of 2021, manufacturers of plywood and OSB saw a huge price surge. Summertime new home construction reached its highest levels in over a decade, leading homebuilders to make large purchases …

Side OSB Face Up

Which Side of OSB Should Be Up or Facing Out?

OSB board is an alternative product to traditional plywood. OSB stands for Oriented Strand Board, and is composed of pieces of wood oriented in the same direction. The compression of wood pieces that were cut along the direction of the wood fiber give OSB its formidable strength. OSB is typically used for structural applications, including …

OSB Instead of Sheetrock

Can I Use OSB Board Instead of Sheetrock

Having to decide on what materials to use when building or remodeling can sometimes be a tough decision. It’s a process that requires critical thinking for effective results. One choice that you may face is to choose between Oriented Strand Board and sheetrock. Here are some reasons why OSB could be more of a preferable …