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SeattleDIY 11-24-2008 09:22 PM

Why was fiberboard used as sheathing in the 70's?
 
My house was built in 1976. the "sheathing" is black fiberboard. I have heard some refer to it as sound board. I hate this stuff.

Can anyone explain why it was used and when they started and stopped using it??

inspectorD 11-25-2008 05:16 AM

because
 
It was cheaper than plywood or regular wood and had insulating value.
They did not pay attention to what bugs and vines and water does to it.:D

It was the newest sliced bread.:rolleyes:


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