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ANSI/APA PRP 210-2014 Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Siding

American National Standard provides requirements & test methods for qualification & quality assurance for performance-rated engineered wood siding, a veneer-based, structural-use product. ANSI/APA PRP 210-2008 also available. Updated March 2014. (PRP 210-2014 - 27 pages)

3/23/2014 Free ANSI/APA PRP 210-2014 Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Siding (PDF Download)
861 K

APA 303 Siding Grades Pocket Guide

This pocket guide is designed for use by member mill personnel as an aid in manufacturing and grading APA 303 plywood siding products. Updated December 2010. (Form B850 - 32 pages)

12/12/2010 $2.00 APA 303 Siding Grades Pocket Guide (Purchase Paper Copy)

Product Guide: Performance Rated Siding

Covers face grades, textures and patterns, finishing and refinishing, how to order and specify, basic application recommendations. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Updated June 2009. (Form E300 - 16 pages)

6/11/2009 Free Product Guide: Performance Rated Siding (PDF Download)
2.6 MB

Specification Guide: Short Form for Panels

Sample specifications for Sheathing, Sturd-I-Floor, Siding, and Sanded Panels. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Updated July 2010. (Form Y310 - 2 pages)

7/31/2010 Free Specification Guide: Short Form for Panels (PDF Download)
200 K

Builder Tips: Finishing APA Rated Siding

Describes recommended finishes and application recommendations for APA Rated Siding. Revised May 2013. Now view on mobile devices. Go to: www.apawood.org/buildertips. (Form Q350 - 2 pages)

5/13/2013 $0.50 Builder Tips: Finishing APA Rated Siding (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Builder Tips: Finishing APA Rated Siding (PDF Download)
1.4 MB

Case Study: Extreme Makeover, APA Re-Siding Project

The re-siding and weatherization treatment of APA headquarters is described. Issued May 2005. (Form F110 - 2 pages)

5/6/2005 $0.50 Case Study: Extreme Makeover, APA Re-Siding Project (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Case Study: Extreme Makeover, APA Re-Siding Project (PDF Download)
216 K

ANSI/APA PRP 210-2008 Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Siding

American National Standard provides requirements & test methods for qualification & quality assurance for performance-rated engineered wood siding, a veneer-based structural-use product. ANSI/APA PRP 210-2014 also available. Issued December 2008. (Form J350 - 26 pages)

12/15/2008 Free ANSI/APA PRP 210-2008 Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Siding (PDF Download)
363 K

Technical Note: Narrow Wall Bracing Without Hold Downs for Use in a Fully Sheathed House

THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please refer to Form J740 for more information on this topic. (Form E425)

Technical Note: Understanding the Importance of Structural Wall Sheathing as a Wall Covering

Provides information on wind loads and minimum wall design wind pressures. Updated November 2008. Available only as a downloadable PDF. (Form J430 - 6 pages)

11/13/2008 Free Technical Note: Understanding the Importance of Structural Wall Sheathing as a Wall Covering (PDF Download)
335 K

Technical Note: APA Rated Siding Panels Over Rigid Foam Insulation Sheathing

Installation recommendations and test results for energy-saving APA Sturd-I-Wall® Construction. Updated August 2006. Available only as a downloadable PDF. (Form C465 - 5 pages)

8/18/2006 Free Technical Note: APA Rated Siding Panels Over Rigid Foam Insulation Sheathing (PDF Download)
222 K

Technical Note: Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners for Construction

Outlines bases for fastener recommendations in plywood siding and foundations, and fire-retardant-treated plywood. Revised December 2004. (Form D485 - 2 pages)

12/30/2004 $1.00 Technical Note: Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners for Construction (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Technical Note: Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners for Construction (PDF Download)
82 K

Technical Note: Buckling of Wood-Based Panel Siding

Describes mechanism and construction features that contribute to siding buckling. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Updated February 2009. (Form F410 - 3 pages)

2/11/2009 Free Technical Note: Buckling of Wood-Based Panel Siding (PDF Download)
250 K

Technical Note: Useful Blocking Techniques for APA Rated Siding

Blocking recommendations for Rated Siding 16 oc applied over studs 24" o.c. and for single span applications. Issued December 1988 (Form N475 - 2 pages)

12/31/1988 $1.00 Technical Note: Useful Blocking Techniques for APA Rated Siding (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Technical Note: Useful Blocking Techniques for APA Rated Siding (PDF Download)
56 K

Technical Note: Mildew Discoloration of Wood Siding

Identifying and removing mildew. Revised November 1994. (Form L805 - 1 page)

11/30/1994 $1.00 Technical Note: Mildew Discoloration of Wood Siding (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Technical Note: Mildew Discoloration of Wood Siding (PDF Download)
52 K

Technical Note: Staining of Finishes from Water-Soluble Extractives

Description, prevention and removal of extractive staining. Revised May 1997 (Form L810 - 2 pages)

5/31/1997 $1.00 Technical Note: Staining of Finishes from Water-Soluble Extractives (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Technical Note: Staining of Finishes from Water-Soluble Extractives (PDF Download)
55 K

Technical Note: Finishing APA Rated Siding for Protection and Appearance

Discussion reviews surface characteristics of APA Rated Siding and recommendations for suitable finish types. Revised September 2002. (Form M335 - 3 pages)

9/30/2002 $1.00 Technical Note: Finishing APA Rated Siding for Protection and Appearance (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Technical Note: Finishing APA Rated Siding for Protection and Appearance (PDF Download)
62 K

Data File: 303 Siding Manufacturing Specifications

The provisions of this specification represent minimum requirements that plywood panels must meet to qualify for classification as APA 303 Series Specialty Siding. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Revised July 2013. (Form B840 - 8 pages)

7/19/2013 Free Data File: 303 Siding Manufacturing Specifications (PDF Download)
296 K

APA Product Report PR-N124, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

LP® SmartSide® Precision Series Treated-Engineered-Wood Lap and Panel Siding; Lousiana-Pacific Corporation, 414 Union Street, Suite 2000, Nashville, TN 37219, (800) 450-6106, www.lpsmartside.com. Revised July 8, 2013. (PR-N124 - 7 pages)

7/8/2013 Free APA Product Report PR-N124, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (PDF Download)
110 K

APA Product Report PR-C302, Roseburg Forest Products Company

Duratemp® Exterior Lap and Panel Siding, Roseburg Forest Products Company, Revised December 19, 2013. (PR-C302 - 2 pages)

12/19/2013 Free APA Product Report PR-C302, Roseburg Forest Products Company (PDF Download)
85 K

Technical Topics: Ice Formation in Core Gaps of Texture 1-11 Siding

Results of 1972 study showing that ice formation does not adversely affect a T1-11 panel or its glue bond. Available only as a downloadable pdf file. Revised December 31, 2012. (Form TT-099 - 2 pages)

12/31/2012 Free Technical Topics: Ice Formation in Core Gaps of Texture 1-11 Siding (PDF Download)
737 K

Technical Topics: APA Rated Siding Applied to Post Frame Structures

Minimum application recommendations for design and specification of columns, girts, blocking and framing connections of panel siding on post frame structures. Available only as a downloadable pdf file. Issued January 6, 2013. (Form TT-023 - 2 pages)

1/6/2013 Free Technical Topics: APA Rated Siding Applied to Post Frame Structures (PDF Download)
781 K

Video: Performance Rated Sidings (VHS)

Describes the variety of APA Rated Siding products and shows recommended steps for installing and finishing. Topics include proper storage at the job site, spacing and nailing tips, and a description of paints and stains that can be applied to structural wood siding. 12-1/2 minutes. VHS format. (Form VT-0004)

$10.00 Video: Performance Rated Sidings (VHS) (Purchase Paper Copy)

Research Report: Structural Performance of Wood-Based Siding

Research Report 148. Development of methodology and performance criteria for a siding performance standard. Revised February 1999. (Form L315 - 56 pages)

2/6/1999 $5.00 Research Report: Structural Performance of Wood-Based Siding (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Research Report: Structural Performance of Wood-Based Siding (PDF Download)
2.1 MB

Research Report: Dimensional Performance of Wood-Based Siding

Research Report 149. Development of methodology for evaluating buckle performance and edge stability for inclusion in the performance standard for APA Rated Siding. Revised March 1997. (Form L310 - 54 pages)

3/30/1997 $5.00 Research Report: Dimensional Performance of Wood-Based Siding (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Research Report: Dimensional Performance of Wood-Based Siding (PDF Download)
1.7 MB

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