July20

Laminated Strand Lumber Gives You a SolidStart

by Joe Madera,

Shepley Wood Products now stocks stock Louisiana Pacific’s SolidStart LSL (Laminated Strand Lumber) studs in 2×4 and 2×6 to help you frame the perfect wall.

By now, most people know the benefits of engineered wood products like LVL and I-Joists – they are stronger, straighter, span farther, and are more dimensionally stable than their “conventional” lumber counterparts. Way back when, I-Joists were used because they could span greater distances and deflect less than 2xframing. Once people became familiar with engineered joists and beams, they found that these floors went down flat and stayed flat.

The benefits of engineered wood are not limited to beams and joists. Engineered studs can offer huge benefits in wall framing and produce stronger and straighter walls. SolidStart studs offer consistent quality and stability and ease cabinet and countertop installs with less need to scribe and shim. Tiled shower walls are less likely to crack too. And because they are more than twice and strong as conventional lumber, they are perfect for tall walls and shear walls.

Joe Madera has been with Shepley for more than 28 years as the Engineered Wood Products Specialist. Joe works with Bill Campbell, who specializes in structural steel. Together, Joe and Bill help to coordinate structural layouts between designers and builders. They will provide plan details for approval and help you through your most challenging projects.

You can reach Joe and Bill at 508-862-6217.

 

 

 

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