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Hardie Architectural Collection Offers Countless Ways to Meet Design Needs

Dress up home exteriors with fiber cement panels. ... Read More
May 16, 2023

Design and Cost Advantages of TJI® Joists Vs. Open Web Floor Trusses

TJI® joists are sometimes compared to floor trusses as builders make decisions on floor systems. Often, the floor package cost has been the primary, if not only, factor some builders have considered. More recently, that singular focus has been changing. More and more builders are now considering the total business and financial impacts of switching to trusses, resulting in their renewed use of Trus Joist floor systems. ... Read More
May 12, 2023

Framing with TimberStrand® LSL Studs – Why this Idaho Custom Homebuilder Won’t Use Anything Else

Larry Richardson is a custom homebuilder in Idaho who has been building homes since 1989. In 2017, he discovered and started using TimberStrand® LSL studs. Halfway through his first home build using the product, he was sold. Now every stud, header, and sub-facia throughout every home he builds is all TimberStrand LSL. ... Read More
March 10, 2023

Tips for Selling Open-Joint Cladding

As interest in selling PVC or composite decking for cladding applications continues to rise, here are a few sales strategies for dealers consider. ... Read More
March 2, 2023

What Is Decking-as-Cladding?

One of the up-and-coming trends of the moment is cladding made with PVC or composite decking. Decking in this application is often installed as “open joint" or "closed joint" spacing. ... Read More
March 2, 2023