All Types of Sheet goods Available at Lee Lumber
Sheet goods are any building materials that can be purchased as large sheets, such as plywood or drywall. In general, sheet goods are constructed of wood and are used in structural applications. That said, there are sheet goods for finish applications and those that are made from materials like gypsum and plastic. Lee Lumber has the following sheet goods in stock.
Southern Yellow Pine Plywood (SYP)
SYP is ideal for residential and light construction sheathing. It is used it to enhance stiffness, strength, and versatility. SYP has superior nail withdrawal strength when compared to OSB. It is often used in roof assemblies and weather-protected applications.
Mixed grain Douglas Fir is a resilient timber with a high strength-to-weight ratio. Plywood made from this particular species provides a uniform product that comes in three basic grades. AB grade is as close to perfect as a product can get and has no open knots or visible splitting. BC grade is slightly rougher with some open knots. C grade has the most variability. Fir plywood is rated for both interior and exterior use depending on the glue used in the laminating process.
Hardboard is produced using ground wood pulp that is combined with resins and then pressed into sheets. It is generally smooth on one or both faces and provides a high strength to weight ratio. Hardboard is available in 1/8 inch and ¼ inch thicknesses.
Medium Density Overlay (MDO)
Medium density overlay is a plywood product with a weather resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood using heat and pressure. MDO is frequently used for signs and for concrete form work. It is smooth and easy to paint. It may or may not be surfaced with paper. It is generally available in thicknesses of 3/8 inch to over 3 inches in 4′ x 8′ sheets.
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
MDF is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood into wood fibers that are then combined with wax and resin binders. MDF is generally denser than plywood and less resistant to warping. Is both stronger and denser than particleboard, a product with which it is sometimes confused. MDF is frequently used in the construction of cabinets and shelving. It cannot be used in high-moisture environments or where it will be exposed to water.
Homasote Building Board
Homasote is a North American company that focuses on the production of environmentally friendly building and industrial products. Homasote Building Board is an engineered structural board that comes in several different grades and offers a variety of properties such as moisture resistance acoustic insulation, improved thermal insulation, and resistance to insects.
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
OSB is a product that is similar in many ways to plywood and the two are used interchangeably. OSB is slightly cheaper than plywood and is thus favored in the United States for sheathing and underlayment.
DensGlas® Gold, made by Georgia-Pacific, is a sheathing product designed to add performance and durability in both fire-rated and non-fire-rated building assemblies. It is ideal for use behind brick, siding, stucco, and other permanent claddings. It provides a rigid substrate and is resistant to moisture and mold.
Birch and Red Oak Hardwood Plywood
Birch and Red Oak plywood are commonly used in the construction of high-end cabinets and some furniture. These plywoods are constructed in a manner similar to other plywood, but one or both face plies is made of hardwood and provides a smooth, stainable finish.
Lauan (or Luan) plywood is a tropical hardwood plywood made from trees in the Shorea family. It is typically used for building furniture, cabinets, toys, and other products that require a smooth, fine finish.
Fire-rated plywood is designed to increase the burn time of a building. This plywood is hinders combustion and protect both structure and occupants from fire.
Pressure-treated plywood is designed for exterior use. It provides long-term protection against rot, fungal decay, and termite attack. It is often used in external sheathing, particularly on roofs.
Regular, Water Resistant, & FireCode Drywall
Drywall is the most common material used for finishing interior walls. It comes in several different grades including regular, water-resistant, and fire-resistant options. Water-resistant options are for use in high-moisture environments such as bathrooms. Fire-resistant drywall is often used to separate at-risk structures, such as attached garages, from living spaces.
BBOES Plyforam is specifically designed for use in concrete forming projects. It is smooth and finished on the sides to promote an even, flat concrete surface. It is oiled so that can easily be detached from concrete when dry.
Exterior Treated Wood Composite
Exterior treated Wood composite panels are designed for exterior grade applications. Wood fibers are combined with phenolic resins, zinc borate and a specific water repellents to make them resistant to the elements.
Dow™ Insulating Panels
Dow™ insulating panels are foam panels designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce air infiltration, help with the management of moisture, and meet increasingly stringent energy codes. In particular, insulating panels help to protect against thermal bridging, which is the conduction of heat through structural elements such as studs.