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I live in a home built in 1953. I recently learned there is

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I live in a home built in 1953. I recently learned there is no sheathing on the home. Is house sheathing a building code requirement? If so, approximately when was this requirement enacted? I live in Abington, PA.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.

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Yes sheathing is a code requirement. The PA building code was first established in 1968. So that's the earliest it could have been required.