Blue Ridge Fiberboard Insulating Sheathing

Fiberboard Insulating Sheathing

Credit: W. R. Meadows, Inc.

What makes this product green?

  • Uses agricultural waste
  • Pre-consumer recycled content


Premium Insulating SheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen. is a vapor-permeable exterior sheathing alternative to plywood and OSB. It contains 50% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber; 10% formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen."-free, rapidly renewable vegetable starch binderGlue used in manufactured wood products, such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, and engineered lumber. Some binders are made with formaldehyde. See urea-formaldehyde binder and methyl diisocyanate (MDI) binder. ; and small percentages of clay, paraffin, and carbon black that provide moisture resistance. These ½" sheathing products cut with a knife and have good sound dampening, an R-valueMeasure of resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the lower the heat loss. The inverse of U-factor. of 1.3 (per ½"), and a perm rating of 23, according to the company. This high permeability is an important feature in climates where wall-cavity drying to the exterior is important.

Additional Info

Product Attributes

  • Pre-Consumer Content : 50 %

Manufacturer Information

W. R. Meadows, Inc.
300 Industrial Dr.
P.O. Box 338
Hampshire, IL 60140
Phone: 847-214-2100
Fax: 847-683-4544
Toll-free: 800-342-5976

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