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.
EcoBatt insulation bonds glass fibers using a thermosetting plant-derived resin, resulting in a formaldehyde-free product. Low-dust, clean-cutting fibers encourage faster, cleaner installation, and the product can be used in wood- or metal-frame construction. It’s available unfaced or with kraft, foil, or flame-rated foil facings.
Boise Cascade says its Versa-Stud laminated veneer lumber is engineered for builders who want strong, stiff, and straight walls.
The LeakSmart Snap is a whole-home system that detects water leaks or pipe-freezing temperatures, shuts off the home’s supply, and alerts homeowners via a smart device in less than 5 seconds. It installs quickly, the company says, without the need to cut into the main water supply line. A Hub extends the protection, even during power outages.