OSB wooden boards
The OSB panels are made of oriented strands of wood chips that are strategically placed to create a strong and stable panel. These panels have become a popular choice for residential construction in many areas of North America, replacing the other types of panels. Advanced technologies are used in manufacturing processes to ensure strength and durability.
OSB panels offer convenience and superior quality compared with multilayer boards, especially when the latter lacks standardization and certification. Moreover, OSB panels are more affordable than their laminated counterparts, making them cost-effective.
The strength of an OSB is not compromised by its light weight. Additionally, an OSB does not have holes or gaps and is resistant to flaking. Moreover, it exhibits long-lasting durability.
OSB is designed to perform reliably under all types of weather conditions, provided that the correct type is selected based on the conditions (which is explained in detail in the section on OSB usage methods). Its weight remained consistent, regardless of whether it was dry or wet. Additionally, an OSB can be easily filed, drilled, sanded, painted, and glued. It can also be connected at its edges with nails or screws, without creating any gaps or holes. Unlike wood knots, an OSB has a texture that is free of hollow points. These boards have various dimensions and sizes and are recyclable. Furthermore, they have several other features.
The product has several features including high dimensional resistance, uniform density, and a consistent surface. Despite its slim profile, even thinner variations offer remarkable strength, which is further enhanced in thicker versions. The OSB3 type also exhibited superior resistance to water vapor penetration and release. They are highly resistant to tension, bending, compression, sanding, and drilling. The product is also flexible when working with traditional woodworking machinery, and is available in a wide range of sizes.