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sheath·ing

(shē'dhing),
Matter or tissue that covers in the manner of a sheath, overlying tube, or scabbard.
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The 58-year-old stand-up comedian's debut as creepy undertaker Iain Duncan Sheathing signals the end for one of the show's best-loved characters.
Mr Sheathing has moved in and it looks like he's staying.
In one of the 20 new homes in Montana, a sheathing moisture content (MC) as high as 47% was observed in February, but that had dried to 18% in April and 7% in July.
Wood such as sheathing typically increases in moisture content during the winter in cold climates as water vapor naturally migrates from the warm indoors to the cold outdoors and condenses on the cold sheathing.
Rigid plastic sheathings, including expanded polystyrene ("beadboard"), extruded polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, and polyurethane, all require corner bracing to assure adequate strength.
As builders tighten up their houses to face new energy codes, many are turning to rigid plastic exterior sheathing to beef up R-values.
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).
What if I have a vapor permeable sheathing such as gypsum board?
Residentially, we now use tapes on wood sheathings (Photo 8) and foam sheathings (Photo 9) to provide water management and air management.
If you tape or seal the joints, foam sheathings do not need to be covered with a housewrap or building paper.
Even more sophisticated are insulating sheathings that combine not only the functions of a sheathing and house wrap but also provide thermal resistance (really, they are sophisticated even though these products were first introduced in the 1950s).
Change from plywood sheathings to oriented strand board (OSB) sheathings;