Installation of Stucco Exterior Finish Over Wood Structural Panel Wall Sheathing

Download Now
Provided by: APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Topic: Software
Format: PDF
Stucco exterior wall finish is popular as a low maintenance, fire-resistive finish for exterior walls of residential and commercial buildings in many parts of the world. This paper describes why and how to apply APA Rated Sheathing as a substrate for stucco to assure a superior, long-lasting finish. Wood structural panel wall sheathing is especially beneficial in high-wind regions such as the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast, and in earthquake-prone regions. Walls covered with wood structural panel sheathing create a strong, rigid, rack-resistant structure that minimizes building deformation under seismic or wind loading conditions. The increased rigidity of sheathing greatly decreases cracking of brittle exterior finishes such as stucco.
Download Now

Find By Topic