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Brace Yourself: 3 Essential Safety Tips for TJI Joist Installation

Trus Joist® TJI® joists are a key part of building a high-performance floor. The dimensional stability of TJI joists help them resist warping, twisting and shrinking that can lead to squeaky floors. TJI joists are lightweight and come in long lengths, which makes them faster and easier to install than traditional framing, saving you both time and money. ... Read More
January 19, 2023

How to Sell DuPont™ Styrofoam™ Brand Residential Sheathing

Foam board can improve the performance of homes and increase the long-term savings for home buyers. Consider these strategies to help sell. ... Read More
January 10, 2023

How XPS Sheathing Meets Builders’ Energy Efficiency Needs

Continuous insulation provides a tremendous value for elevating homes’ energy efficiency, reducing thermal bridging, easing homeowner costs, and, more recently, meeting code requirements. ... Read More
January 10, 2023

Clarification for Exterior Wall/Floor Framing Intersections in Type III Construction

The International Building Code (IBC) language for Type III construction has led to various interpretations regarding material requirements and construction details at intersections of exterior walls and floors in platform-framed construction. Clarification for these intersections will be provided in 2024 IBC. ... Read More
December 1, 2022

The Hole Truth: How to Properly Place, Cut and Drill Holes in TJI’s

TJI joists are very versatile when it comes to holes of many sizes whether it is for plumbing, electrical or duct work. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to holes to ensure the integrity of the joist is not compromised. ... Read More
November 18, 2022