The sheathing of a building is the layer of materials that are put over the studs of the building in order to act as necessary stability to put on the weatherproof cladding of the exterior. Sheathing is most often made of boards made of wood or another fiber material and is put in place with screws or nails. The sheathing of a building is used to keep the structure sound and provide excellent coverage against weather. It is used to help hold the final exterior in place firmly and provide an even distribution of the exterior boarding. It is also important because it covers over the framework of a building giving ample coverage.
When building a new home it is important that you have a professional that can provide you with top quality sheathing installation. You will need to discuss the available types of sheathing so that you choose one that works for your budget, the area of the home and what you are expecting as a final result. Another instance that you might find it necessary to enlist the help of a professional in sheathing is if there is an addition added to your home or if there has been water damage done to your home. In this case, new sheathing may be necessary in order to protect the home from future leaking. This needs to be done correctly the first time in order to protect your home from damage and having to redo the sheathing in the future.