9 Ways Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Makes Your Job Easier

Contractors and builders, engineered wood might be the game-changer for your business. Saving time on the jobsite while still providing unparalleled structural integrity eco-friendly engineered wood products from Boise Cascade offers a loads of benefits.

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Here are nine compelling reasons why incorporating engineered wood into your construction projects can make your life a whole lot easier:

  1. Strength that stands the test of time. Engineered wood products, such as laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glued laminated timber (glulam), are designed to be stronger and more uniform than traditional lumber. This means you can rely on their structural integrity to withstand the harsh weather conditions often experienced in the Midwest, ensuring your buildings stand strong for generations to come.
  2. SR SM March 24 Enginnered Wood blog Boise Cascade ewp versa studConsistent quality for consistent results. Unlike natural timber, which can vary in quality and consistency, engineered wood products are manufactured to precise specifications. This consistency in quality makes planning and executing your projects much smoother, reducing the likelihood of delays and costly mistakes.
  3. Greater design flexibility. Engineered wood opens a world of design possibilities. Its versatility allows contractors and builders to create unique and complex structures that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional lumber. Whether you’re working on residential homes, commercial buildings, or industrial facilities, engineered wood can help just about any vision to life.
  4. Ease of installation. Engineered wood products are designed for ease of installation, saving time and labor costs on the jobsite. With options such as pre-cut and pre-drilled components, you can significantly reduce the time it takes to frame a building, allowing you to move on to other aspects of the construction process more quickly.
  5. Environmental sustainability. As concerns about environmental sustainability continue to grow, choosing engineered wood is a responsible choice for builders and contractors. Engineered wood products are often made from fast-growing, renewable sources, reducing the reliance on traditional timber harvested from old-growth forests. By opting for engineered wood, you can reduce your environmental footprint without compromising on quality.
  6. SR SM March 24 Engineered Wood blog Boise Casdade bc joist manVersatile jobsite-ready options. From long spans that would be ideal for Versa-Lam LVL and BCI Joists to tall walls where Versa-Stud LVL is a smart option, Boise Cascade offers several jobsite-ready engineered lumber options. Some of the other engineer lumber products include AJS Joist, Boise Cascade Rimboard and BOISE GLULAM.
  7. Resistance to warping, twisting, and shrinkage Engineered wood is engineered to be more resistant to common issues like warping, twisting, and shrinkage compared to traditional lumber. This means you and your customers can have peace of mind knowing that buildings constructed with engineered lumber will maintain their shape and integrity over time, even in the challenging climate conditions of the Midwest.
  8. Fire resistance. Many engineered wood products are treated with fire-retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process, making them more resistant to fire than traditional lumber. This added level of fire protection can improve the safety and durability of your buildings, providing valuable peace of mind to both you and your clients.
  9. Cost-effectiveness. While the upfront cost of engineered wood products may be slightly higher than traditional lumber, the long-term savings in terms of reduced labor, fewer material wastages, and lower maintenance costs can make it a more cost-effective option overall. By choosing engineered wood for your next construction project, you can optimize your budget without sacrificing quality.