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  • LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) – Wood veneers bonded together by a structural adhesive to create a solid piece that is stronger and stiffer than the traditional solid lumber piece. LVL can support heavier loads requiring less support and allowing for larger gap spans.
  • LSL (Laminated Strand Lumber) – Manufactured from flaked wood strands combined with an adhesive and pressed. Like LVL, LSL can support heavier loads than traditional solid pieces. Commonly used for beams, headers, studs, and rimboard.
  • I-Joist – Primarily used in floor and roof construction. Carries heavy loads with less lumber than solid wood joist. Advantage to I-Joist is it will not bow, crown, twist, or shrink which helps eliminate squeaky floors.

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