Parallam PSL

Design Advantages of Solid Section Beams

in Tech Talk, Trus Joist

Homes are increasingly being designed with more open spaces, larger rooms and atypical framing conditions.  Not surprisingly, these changes have resulted in an increased demand for Engineered Wood Products (EWP), notably beams that can carry heavier loads across greater spans.   Parallam® PSL provides superior strength and stiffness to address the more demanding conditions of many […]

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Strength of the Home

in Distribution, OSB & Panels, Trus Joist

Attractive paint colors, landscaping and decorative millwork can all make a home exterior more appealing. However, it’s what lies beneath the surface that truly makes a house sturdy and reliable for the future. To illustrate the importance of selecting the right construction products to build a long-lasting, comfortable home, Weyerhaeuser has created the infographic “What […]

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Wood Beam Design and Installation Considerations

in Tech Talk

Wood Beam Design and Installation Considerations The successful design and installation of engineered wood beams such as Microllam® LVL, TimberStrand® LSL and Parallam® PSL goes beyond just looking up a member in a table. Knowing how the beam will be loaded (either side loaded or top loaded) and the overall application of the member will […]

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Prepare Now for Serious 2016 Hurricane Season

in Trus Joist

Four hurricanes. Seventy percent chance of a named storm making landfall along the west coast of Florida. Sixty percent chance that Texas will be impacted by a hurricane. These are just some of the dire predictions by the Weather Research Center for the 2016 Hurricane Season.   “The west coast of Florida, and Texas coastal […]

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