June 2019 APA Update

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Hurricane Shutter Designs

Hurricane Shutter DesignsProtect large windows and glass doors from windstorm damage with hurricane shutters. Hurricane Shutter Designs, Form T450, includes five designs with recommendations for a variety of window and door openings in masonry and wood-frame buildings. GET > Designs include illustrations, materials lists, and step-by-step instructions. Details are also available in Spanish. GET >

Hurricane Shutter Design Considerations for Florida, Form T460, is a regionalized version of the Hurricane Shutter Designs publication specific to Florida. GET >


Builder Tips Deliver Back-to-Basics Construction Information

APA Builder TipsAPA’s Builder Tips are optimized for fast access on all devices for easy viewing and provide quick recommendations for best construction practices to help builders save money and improve quality on the job. APA’s Builder Tips each address a FAQ or challenge in building, such as how to prevent panel buckling, squeaky floors or nail pops. Also available as PDF downloads. The APA Builder Tips series includes:

  • Prevent Buckling with Proper Spacing provides spacing recommendations for APA Rated Sheathing, APA Rated Sturd-I-Floor® and APA 303 Siding. (Form M300)
  • Construct a Solid, Squeak-Free Floor System describes how to prevent floor complaints and callbacks with proper floor sheathing installation. (Form Q300)
  • Minimize Nail Pops describes how to reduce nail pops through recommended fastener selection and installation. (Form S300)
  • Storage and Handling of APA Trademarked Panels provides guidelines to help protect panels from damage in storage, during shipment and on the job site. (Form U450)
  • APA Panels for Soffit Applications provides information on recommended panels and spans for open and closed soffits. (Form N330)
  • Finishing APA Rated Siding describes recommended finishes and application recommendations for APA Rated Siding. (Form Q350)
  • How to Minimize Buckling of Asphalt Shingles describes building techniques to ensure optimal performance of finished roofing. (Form K310)
  • Proper Storage and Handling of Glulam Beams provides recommendations for storage and handling of glulam beams. (Form R540)
  • Keep Glulam Looking its Best with Proper Storage and Handling describes best storage and installation practices for glued laminated timbers. (Form F455)
  • Proper Installation of APA Rated Sheathing for Roof Applications provides step-by-step instructions for roof sheathing installation. (Form N335)
  • Proper Selection and Installation of APA Plywood Underlayment includes information on selection, handling, installation and fastening APA Underlayment panels. (Form R340)

Selected titles are also available in Spanish. See the entire series: GO >