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Does structural panel siding have shear values?
Yes. Plywood APA Rated Siding is often used for shear wall sheathing. The thickness of the panel at the point of nailing on the panel edges governs shear values. Other APA Rated Siding panel types may also qualify for shear values on a proprietary basis. To check for specific shear values, refer to the APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide.
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