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Does having a thicker wall thickness mean that OSB sheathing can not be used?

Pozez90 | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

With a thicker wall thickness, the exterior side of the wall will be cold, and stay cold longer. Look at any thermal analysis. Using OSB as your exterior sheathing might be a good idea since it is more susceptible to moisture, correct?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    I think you mean "bad idea," not "good idea." To read more on this topic, see How Risky Is Cold OSB Wall Sheathing?

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