Commonly known as OSB, is a type of particle board which is made of carefully positioned strands of wood. Aspen and other similar woods are cut into long strands parallel to the grain of the wood. It is manufactured into sheets made up of wood strands, wax, and resin adhesive. You might have spotted in many places but you weren't sure of what it was. Not just for decking? At REXE Roofing, as roofing specialists, we usually use the OSB - 3 boards as decking materials as opposed to other materials because of it's advantageous properties.
- It's a lightweight material ( The lightest decking material)
- It is suitable for load bearing applications. (Reduces need for more support structures)
- It is an excellent choice for humid structural applications. Especially in areas experiencing frequent rains or humid conditions.
- It's size allows for less use of timber or steel in roof structures (Comes in sizes of 8 by 4 feet) 2.44 meters by 1.22 meters.