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Describes performance standards for structural wood panels and the compositions of different types of APA panels with the Performance Rated designations of APA RATED SHEATHING, APA RATED STURD-I-FLOOR and APA RATED SIDING. It also describes the typical applications where Performance Rated panels are used and provides updated trademark and performance category information. Availalbe only as a downloadable PDF. Revised December 2011
Describes the specification, advantages, applications and finishing recommendations of sanded plywood. Includes trademark examples and explanations. Revised May 2011.
Includes information on selection, handling, installation, and fastening. Revised July 2013.
This guide is designed for use by mills as an aid in manufacturing and grading Canadian Standards Association (CSA) plywood panels. Revised September 2015.
Specifications, uses and advantages, acceptances, technical data, finishing recommendations and identification. Updated July 2013. Only available as a free downloadable PDF.
This APA Data File provides recommendations for the installation and preparation of underlayment under finish flooring in residential and light commercial applications. Recommendations are also provided for the selection of APA plywood Underlayment, a plywood panel grade in accordance with Voluntary Product Standard PS 1, Structural Plywood. Revised June 2012.
Answers questions about panel performance, grade, growth and natural characteristics. Former title: Customer Service Tip: Responding to Wood Structural Panel Complaints. Revised January 2020.
Fiberglass-reinforced-plastic plywood applications, advantages, fabrication and specifications. Available only as a downloadable PDF file. Updated June 2007.
This Industrial Use Guide includes description of captive pallet features, grade specifications and design recommendations. Revised May 2003.
Describes how to specify MDO and HDO plywood for sign fabrication and provides design details including fastener selection , wind loads, and bracing. Issued December 1997.