Structural Systems + Panels
One of the most important parts of a house is its structure—the foundation, joists, and beams that hold everything up. This section offers all of the latest innovations in trusses, beams, engineered lumber, and much more.
LP recently invested in this manufacturer, which provides prefabricated wall panels, floor panels, and roof trusses. Structural elements are delivered to the jobsite for sequential off-loading to maximize efficiencies, and the frame can be assembled in three to four days. Entekra says its system reduces the overall build cycle by up to 33 percent versus stick framing and reduces the need for on-site skilled labor by 40 to 60 percent.
Legacy is the stiffest and one of the strongest subflooring panels on the market, the manufacturer says. Wood strands are coated with resins using Gorilla Glue Technology, resulting in high-density, moisture-resistant boards. The subfloor is ideal for tile and hardwood flooring applications.