Lately, a lot of people have been asking whether we use Plywood or OSB Sheathing. Our answer is both, but this inquiry has caused me to be curious about the benefits of Plywood vs. OSB.
In this video, Matt Risinger discusses the differences between the two products. He also explains how he uses the products in the homes he builds. His application is not relevant in our use of modular technology for two reasons: 1) Modular homes have a much shorter window of opportunity for weather exposure before button-up and 2) Modular homes must be built on a crawlspace or foundation not slab on grade. Even with these two distinct differences in our construction applications, the information Mr. Risinger discusses is valuable.
Link to Video: OSB vs Plywood Sheathing – or Both?
Product Pros and Cons: OSB v. Plywood by Builder Online
OSB vs. Plywood by Int’l Association of Certified Home Inspectors