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What is the benefit of using an engineered product over solid timber?

Engineered lumber may be available in longer lengths and is more uniform than solid timber; it doesn’t have knots, warping or cupping. Since it is...

 

Is OSB stronger than plywood?

They are actually mostly interchangeable. Both are manufactured to the same performance...

 

How can I tell how much span the I-Joist will handle?

Use a span table for rated...

 

What is the advantage of using glulam beams?

Glulam beams can span long distances and they are much stronger than dimensional lumber. Glulam can also be engineered to meet specific construction...

 

Are their any special instructions for storing glulams on the jobsite?

Sunlight can discolor beams, so wrap them in an opaque covering, and keep them off the ground to prevent contact with moisture. In some cases, beams...

 
 
 
 


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