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stmbtwle

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Moved this from the links section as it seems more appropriate here:

Recently I came across this stuff at the home store. It's light, tough, easy to work with (cuts with a knife), water resistant and the price is right. I bought a sheet and so far it it is working well for a backplate. Much more convenient than plywood, and I think it's just about as weather resistant.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-48-in-x-96-in-Red-Thermo-Ply-Foil-Poly-Structural-Sheathing-3102005/204143684?MERCH=RV-_-RV_homepage_rr-4-_-NA-_-204143684-_-N#specifications

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Interesting....but what type of material you would call it? I see it's supposed to be used as a alternative to plywood.

I didn't see any specs in regards to a R rating....is there?

I'm also guessing this may be located in the building material-plywood section?

The next time I'm at my Mendards/Lowes (no home depot here) I'll look for it to check it out.

I did notice a thicker version of twin-wall glazing at my menards on tuesday. The sheet is about 3/8" thick  compared the thin 6mm sheet. It's very rigid also. I took a picture of it on my phone but don't remember the MM thickness as I write this.

I'm not sure it would be a good product for our projects since it seems to be pretty heavy.

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Might be better in another section.

Home Depot says it has a 0.9 R rating, but I'm not sure that's correct.

It appears to be made of layers of weatherproof paper. It cuts with a knife but won't tear, and it's very lightweight. Also reflective. At the price I think it's worth investigating. It stores with the insulation. It's a whole lot easier to work (and cheaper) than 1/4" plywood, and probably more weatherproof.

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Jeff-

Did you happen to get the SKU# or the price?

Greg in MN
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