Structural Systems

Building the home's structure properly is the most important thing you can do to ensure its future value. Besides the necessity for the home to be safe and sturdy, making sure that no large repairs will need to be made later is desirable for the homeowner.



Homax Pro Grade Wall Texture

Homax Pro Grade Wall Texture

Products
July 27, 2012

Homax Pro Grade Wall Texture is a self-priming, low odor aerosol texture with a pressure adjustment toggle and pattern control dial for precise spray control.

NRCA: Roofing insulation performance, local climate keys to computing R-value

NRCA: Roofing insulation performance, local climate keys to computing R-value

News
July 23, 2012

To minimize the loss of thermal resistance in design, the R-value of roof insulation should be computed based on the actual performance of the insulation material and the local climate, says the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Products
June 28, 2012

The inclusion of a take-up washer (TUW) on the new SDWF structural wood screw from Simpson Strong-Tie allows easy attachment of upper and lower walls from the top, with an easy-to-install connection within the continuous uplift load path of the structure.

Products
April 05, 2012

This template-driven add-on for Revit BIM software helps automate design, production, and manufacturing of light gauge metal and wood studs for floor framing.

Products
April 03, 2012

Made of coated carbon steel, these screws were designed for use with composite and encapsulated-composite decking.

Products
April 03, 2012

This 0.195-in. diameter wood screw — part of Simpson Strong-Tie’s Strong Drive SDW product line — is designed for structural and general-purpose fastening applications.

Products
April 03, 2012

This expansion of Simpson Strong-Tie’s Strong Drive SDW wood screw product line is ideal for structural wood-to-wood applications, offering a high-strength alternative to traditional lag bolts.

D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood is highly effective in controlling the spread

D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood is highly effective in controlling the spread of flame and smoke development caused by fire.

Products
February 02, 2012

D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood is highly effective in controlling the spread of flame and smoke development caused by fire.

D-Blaze fire retardant treated wood

D-Blaze fire retardant treated wood

Features
February 02, 2012

D-Blaze® fire retardant treated wood (FRTW) is available for interior applications where fire retardant construction materials are specified or required by building codes.

Buying concrete, purchasing, home construction, home building, homebuilding

A construction crew pours concrete

Features
January 27, 2012

Buying concrete turnkey can add a level of confusion about what is being purchased and for how much. Purchasing expert Charles Schneider offers a better way.

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