ProBuilder Product Report: Structural

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A variety of new structural products from QuietSolution, iLevel and more.

January 01, 2008

iLeveling Off

Subcontractors have a new option in unprotected exterior applications or where structural framing will be exposed to elevated moisture conditions: the new Trus Joist Wolmanized Parallam Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL). The construction on iLevel's PSL allows the copper azole preservative treatment developed by Arch Wood Protection to penetrate to the core of the product and protect from termites, mold and moisture.

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Certified Strong

Made from fast-growing northern hardwoods and certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, LP's SolidStart LSL is a new wood line made from compressed thin wood strands protected with both end- and edge-seals. The product offers a dimensional strength of 1.75E and, according to LP, outperforms dimensional lumber.

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The Quietest Solution

Quiet Solution's new QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 combines the top moisture, fire and mold resistance with excellent sound abatement properties. That happens thanks to a partnership between Georgia-Pacific's DensArmor Plus with Quiet Solution's QuietRock soundproof drywall. The product is 58-inch thick and hangs, installs and finishes like regular drywall.

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The Premier Way to Go

Made from fast-growing renewable woods comes Premier Building Systems latest structural insulated panels. The SIPs consist of a layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation sandwiched between two layers of OSB. The company claims the product maintains a 55 percent higher whole-wall efficiency over traditional 2-by-6, R-19 construction.

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