How APA Rated Sheathing Makes the Difference

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When you need sheathing materials for your project, it’s important to remember that quality is key. And, because these products are used in wall, roof, and floor construction, they need to be strong enough for many years of use. That’s why RoyOMartin provides a variety of APA rated sheathing wood products that professionals can trust.

Learn more about what sets APA rated sheathing materials apart from the others. And discover how RoyOMartin’s impressive sheathing selection can help you with your next construction project.

What Is the APA and Why Does an APA Rating Matter for Sheathing Materials?

APA – The Engineered Wood Association is a nonprofit trade organization that originated with the goal of helping the structural wood industry create superior products. Initially founded in 1933 as the “Douglas Fir Plywood Association,” it later became known as the “American Plywood Association.” Additionally, in 1994, the organization changed its name to APA – The Engineered Wood Association to better represent the variety of wood products engineered by members. In addition to plywood, these products include oriented strand board (OSB), glued laminated (glulam) timber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and wood I-joists.

Today, the APA comprises approximately 175 member mills across the United States and Canada. Through the efforts of the organization’s own researchers as well as the cooperation and experience of its members, the APA promotes higher-quality wood products within the industry. And this includes thoroughly testing new products and setting performance standards for wood panel manufacturing.

RoyOMartin Provides APA Rated Sheathing Professionals Rely On

With that said, it’s clear why APA rated sheathing materials should be the ideal choice for construction projects. Products bearing the APA or APA EWS trademark have met the high standards of the organization. This means you can tackle those jobs with confidence, knowing that you’re using quality materials. And it can also make a difference down the road, since APA rated products are tested for their strength and reliability.

For instance, our SmartCore Rated Sheathing is a great choice for residential and light commercial projects. Ideal for walls, roofs, and subfloors, this is the one to pick for new homes, additions, and remodeling. It’s also made of Southern yellow pine for enhanced sturdiness. And it features the APA rated sheathing sign of quality.

And then there’s StructWall and StructWallXL. These OSB panels are also APA rated. They’re designed to meet the building code requirements in areas with a lot of seismic activity. This means they’re extra-strong, feature enhanced stability over standard OSB, and can absorb seismic shock in extreme conditions.

Our Eclipse™ OSB Radiant Barrier panels are also APA rated. They’re an excellent option for roof sheathing, and they provide additional benefits over standard OSB. Designed to improve energy efficiency, they can bring down attic temperatures by as much as 30°F. So Eclipse™ OSB Radiant Barrier panels offer economical and ecological advantages.

Find the APA Rated Wood Products You’re Looking For at RoyOMartin

When your project requires wood materials, you can trust the quality products of RoyOMartin to help you get the job done. And the APA verification and mill number listed on our product pages let you know exactly what you’re working with. Give us a call at 800-299-5174 or contact us to learn more about our products. Let us help you build better.