6 Benefits of Pre-Made Structural Building Components

With Spahn & Rose, builders and contractors can always enjoy a solid foundation of roof trusses, floor trusses and many other kinds of high-quality building materials. When builders plan a project, they can rely on Spahn & Rose to have a wide selection of pre-made structural building components such as ag trusses, roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels.

SR SM July 22 LumberSpecCrop Because Iowa-based Lumber Specialties is a preferred vendor, Spahn & Rose can provide fast job-site delivery of ready-to-install building materials. Founded in 1983, Lumber Specialties operates facilities in Dyersville and Story City, Iowa. Here are six benefits of relying on Spahn & Rose for your pre-made structural components.

  1. Quicker Installation

When you work with a nearby manufacturer, supply chain delays aren’t as big a problem. Because Lumber Specialties is based in Iowa and has indoor manufacturing facilities, production of roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels is continuous—and they can be delivered to your job site ready for installation. For many projects, roof framing using prefabricated trusses can be completed within a day.

  1. Less Expensive than Rafter Framing

Manufactured roof trusses keep costs low for builders and contractors. Lumber Specialties’ manufacturing process means roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels are less expensive than paying laborers for rafter framing. Lower-cost trusses mean a more competitive bid and better margins on your projects.

  1. Custom Truss Sizing Leads to Smoother Workflow

Through Spahn & Rose, Lumber Specialties offers custom design and fabrication plans for all types of roof trusses, including hip, attic, scissor, valley and common. Wood webbed floor trusses can be up to 24 inches deep and 40 feet long, and stair openings can be designed into the floor system, making installation even easier.

  1. Wall Panels = Efficient Framing

Lumber Specialties wall panels enable contractors and builders to save time even on small projects. Manufactured from high-quality engineered lumber, these interior and exterior panels offer several types of sheathing. Framing can be 2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10 or 2×12, and can be prefabricated as raked walls or tall walls.

  1. Greater Strength for More Design Freedom

Prefabricated trusses can be so strong that they often don’t need load-bearing interior wall support. This allows for greater freedom of design and the option of open-concept floor plans. Precisely measured designs will look good without sacrificing strength or support. Prefabrication also saves labor costs on the job site.

  1. Top-Notch Manufacturing Guarantees High Quality

Because Lumber Specialties trusses are built in facilities protected from the weather, trusses and wall panels are always uniform. Lumber and engineered wood used in fabrication aren’t exposed to the elements; they’re built in more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Lumber Specialties also uses computerized saws and incorporates laser technology for accurate truss setup and profiles.