How often do you see 3/8" sheathing?

(Rob Nusbaum) #1

Never saw it before, but 2 houses had it this week. One was a '54 and the other a '72 build. Both 24" OC trusses. Must be more common than I thought.

(Bradley K. Toye, CMI) #2

I probably have been in over 3K attics and have to verify the roof deck thickness for insurance inspections. I would have to say that I’ve seen about (3) houses with 3/8" roof decking…very rare.

(Rick Elliott) #3

3/8" sheathing requires two (2) H clips in between the rafter spans. The alternative is solid blocking that the sheathing seams are nailed to prevent deflection. Ideally 1/2" is a preferred standard for obvious reasons and requires only a single clip.

(Bradley K. Toye, CMI) #4

3/8" roof (or wall) sheathing has been non-compliant in FL for decades.

(Kenton Shepard, CMI) #5

Probably non-compliant everywhere now, but in the 60s it was compliant and not unusual on lower-quality homes in parts of Colorado.

(Kenton Shepard, CMI) #6

Rick, this is UBC?