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sheath·ing

 (shē′thĭng)
n.
1. A layer of boards or of other wood or fiber materials applied to the outer studs, joists, and rafters of a building to strengthen the structure and serve as a base for an exterior weatherproof cladding.
2. Nautical An exterior covering on the underwater part of a ship's hull that protects it against marine growths.
3. The act of providing sheathing.

sheathing

(ˈʃiːðɪŋ)
n
1. any material used as an outer layer, as on a ship's hull
2. (Building) boarding, etc, used to cover the wall studding or roof joists of a timber frame

sheath•ing

(ˈʃi ðɪŋ)

n.
1. a covering or outer layer, as one of metal plates on a ship's bottom.
2. material for forming any such covering.
3. the act of a person who sheathes.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheathing - protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exteriorsheathing - protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"

sheathing

noun
A thin outer covering of an object:
Translations

sheathing

[ˈʃiːðɪŋ] Nrevestimiento m, cubierta f

sheathing

n (on roof, house) → Verkleidung f; (on ship also) → Beschlag m; (with wood) → Verschalung f; (on cables) → Armierung f, → Bewehrung f
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Well, if I have a vapor impermeable sheathing such as extruded polystyrene (XPS), the inwardly driven moisture condenses on its exterior surface and drains downward to a flashing where it is expelled from the wall (Figure 4).
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An air leak is probably allowing moist interior air to flow into the wall cavity, where it's condensing and freezing on the inside of the exterior sheathing.
The APA2s solution was to devise a narrower wall section that uses familiar materials--plywood or OSB sheathing nailed to studs--but with fastening and construction details that provide racking resistance equivalent to that of a conventionally installed 4-foot sheet of the material.
single-family wall sheathing construction market rose by two percent last year, from 67 to 69 percent, according to data compiled for APA--The Engineered Wood Association by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, Inc.
Incidental roof leaks, particularly ones that go unnoticed, can delaminate plywood sheathing or cause OSB to swell.
Mixer controls are stand-alone or incorporated into the sheathing enclosure.
It turns out that the bacterium that causes leprosy directly damages a protective sheathing, made of the protein myelin, around many nerve cells.
Mixer controls also are incorporated directly into the sheathing enclosure.
However, as most quaking mouse nerve fibers have a minimal sheathing with myelin, the scientists had to create focal areas completely denuded of myelin by injecting lysolecithin before transplantation.
With the addition of 7/16 Category panels carrying a 24/16 span rating, LP FlameBlock Sheathing is now available for use in roof decks and other applications in which panels of this thickness and span rating meet code requirements.