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  • 1
    Non-Warranted Applications

    Huber Engineered Wood sheathing and subfloor products can not be used in applications where an Exterior rated panel is required. AdvanTech®, ZIP System® and Huber BlueTM branded wood structural panels have an Exposure 1 bond classification as defined under the Voluntary Product Standard PS 2-04, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels.


  • 2
    Removing Mold and Mildew from AdvanTech®

    Mold and Mildew will grow on untreated wood products given the proper conditions. Mold and mildew have four basic requirements to initiate and sustain growth: suitable temperature, access to oxygen, a food source and moisture.


  • 3
    Identifying and Correcting Squeaks in a Wood Subfloor

    Floor squeaks generally are caused by two pieces of wood rubbing against each other, or by the wood rubbing against a fastener.


  • 4
    Wood Characteristics

    The following are different characteristics of wood.


  • 5
    Applying Coatings to AdvanTech®

    The surface of AdvanTech® flooring is an excellent substrate for a variety of coatings including oil based primer/paint combination, polyurethanes, and epoxy coatings. AdvanTech flooring is not intended for permanent exposure to the weather and the coatings discussed here will not offer sufficient protection from permanent exposure.


  • 6
    Removing Ice and Snow from AdvanTech®

    During winter months, snow and ice may accumulate on AdvanTech panels. Although this may present a safety hazard, snow and ice will not normally affect the structural integrity of the panels. Once the ice and snow have melted and the building closed in, it is important to ensure the panels have completely dried prior to finish floor installation. Ice and snow can safely be removed from AdvanTech flooring with 3 different products.


  • 7
    Removing Standing Water from AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech® flooring is a water resistant, dimensionally stable engineered strand product that was designed to withstand exposure to moisture during normal construction delays. In some areas, frequent and lengthy rain storms result in standing water on the floor systems of buildings under construction.


  • 8
    AdvanTech® Subflooring in a Roof Application

    AdvanTech® flooring can be used as roof sheathing. Roof applications are generally designed using more liberal deflection criteria than floors (i.e., L/240 deflection criteria for roof live loads vs. L/360 or tighter deflection criteria for residential floor live loads). If AdvanTech flooring is used in a roof application the L/240 deflection criteria is generally acceptable.


  • 9
    Load-Span Tables for AdvanTech® Flooring and Sheathing

    Allowable pounds per square foot loading based on deflection, bending and shear values.


  • 10
    AdvanTech Subfloor Installation Manual - English

    Installation Instructions for installing AdvanTech subfloor.


  • 11
    ESR-1785

    The code recognition report published by the International Code Council Evaluation Service that recognizes superior strength and stiffness to commodity offerings for AdvanTech sheathing and 23/32" flooring.


  • 12
    AdvanTech Subflooring and Sheathing 3-Part Spec (061600 Short Form)

    HEW AdvanTech specifications presented in 3-Part format. AdvanTech products fall within the Sheathing section in Division 6 - Wood, Plastics and Composites.


  • 13
    AdvanTech® 3-part Specifications (MasterSpec 2004 formatting)

    HEW AdvanTech specifications presented in MasterSpec format. This ZIP file contains the original MasterSpec text as well as the modified product specifications. AdvanTech falls within the Sheathing section in Division 6 - Wood, Plastics and Composites.


  • 14
    AdvanTech® Mill Specifications

    Approximate weight per panel and number of panels per unit based on thickness and manufacturing facility.


  • 15
    AdvanTech® SDS

    Safety Data Sheet for AdvanTech® sheathing, subflooring, and rim board.


  • 16
    Using OSB in fire rated assemblies in place of plywood

    Many fire-rated assemblies specified and built today were originally tested and approved with plywood as the floor covering. In 2000, engineers at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) of Northbrook, IL, determined that OSB of an equivalent thickness could be substituted for plywood in these designs.


  • 17
    AdvanTech® Flooring in Fire Rated Assemblies

    In certain applications, building codes require a fire resistant rating to contain fire in a particular area or room of a building for a specified length of time. The fire resistant rating can be defined as the time in hours (or minutes) that a material or assembly of materials will withstand the passage of fire. Conversely, the Flame Spread Rating is a measure of the speed it takes flame to spread on the surface of material. The flame spread rating for AdvanTech is Class III (C).


  • 18
    AdvanTech Flooring and Sheathing Residential Warranty

  • 19
    Huber Blue Installation Manual

  • 20
    Huber Blue Warranty


  • 22
    PerforMAX MSDS

  • 23
    Tru-Spec SDS

  • 24
    Huber Blue Flooring Features & Benefits