Lumber & Building Materials
Engineered Roof, Wall & Floor Systems by
Huber Engineered Woods offers high-performance products engineered for roof, wall and flooring applications.
You can count on industry-leading, innovative solutions for a better build, every time.
AdvanTech subflooring is engineered with long-lasting strength, moisture resistance and nail-holding power. When you combine the strength and moisture resistance of AdvanTech panels with the bonding power of AdvanTech subfloor adhesive, you get a panel-to-joist connection so strong you won’t hear a squeak — guaranteed. AdvanTech is engineered to bring performance, quality and confidence into every build.
ZIP System products are a revolutionary, rigorously engineered structural roof and wall systems that streamline weatherization with an integrated air and water-resistive barrier. Their sheathing and tape replaces the need for housewrap on walls and felt underlayment in roof applications. ZIP Systems bring a streamlined structural system offering integrated protection and a simple, fast installation.
EXACOR subfloor panels are fire-resistant, high-density, structural magnesium oxide cement panels. EXACOR MgO panels are manufactured to provide a simple, streamlined solution for strength, fire resistance and sound performance. When used as a subfloor, EXACOR can replace plywood and/or OSB subflooring in certain assemblies and can remove the need for gypsum underlayment.
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Dimensional lumber refers to lumber that is cut to standardized dimensions, such as 2×4, 2×6, or 4×4. These measurements represent the nominal size of the lumber before it is planed and smoothed. For example, a 2×4 actually measures 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches. The most common types are made from softwoods like pine, spruce, or fir. Dimensional lumber is an ideal choice for small to mid-sized construction or remodeling projects where cost-effectiveness & ease of use are important factors. From framing to structural support, this versatile material is a cornerstone of many projects.
SPF lumber, which stands for Spruce, Pine, and Fir, is a collective term used to describe lumber that is sourced from these three types of trees. Known for their strength and versatility, spruce, pine, and fir are commonly found in North America, making SPF lumber readily available and cost-effective. SPF lumber presents a host of advantages that make it a top choice for builders and homeowners alike. Its strength, durability, consistency, dimensional stability, workability, and versatility make SPF lumber a reliable building material.
EWP lumber is a type of engineered wood that is manufactured by binding together strands, particles, or fibers of wood with adhesives to create a strong, durable material. Unlike traditional lumber, EWP is designed to overcome the natural limitations of wood, making it an excellent choice for various construction applications. One of the key advantages of EWP lumber is its exceptional strength & stability. Due to its engineered composition, EWP offers consistent performance & is less prone to warping, twisting, or splitting compared to traditional lumber.
LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) is a type of engineered wood product that consists of multiple layers of thin wood veneers glued together. This manufacturing process gives LVL lumber exceptional strength, stability and consistency. Unlike traditional solid lumber, LVL is not susceptible to knots, warping, or splitting. It can be used for load-bearing purposes, such as beams, headers and columns, where its high strength-to-weight ratio provides excellent structural support. LVL is dimensionally stable, reducing the risk of shrinkage or expansion, which is crucial when building large structures.
AC plywood is made from multiple layers of thin wood veneers that are glued together with strong adhesives to create a durable & strong piece of plywood. These layers are arranged in a cross-grain pattern to enhance its strength. The manufacturing process involves sanding of the face veneer to achieve a smooth & flawless surface, making it a grade “A”. The other side of the board is not finished, which is considered grade “C”. An advantage of AC plywood is its superior appearance. The smooth face veneer allows for a polished finish, making it the go-to choice for visible surfaces such as cabinetry, furniture & interior paneling.
Underlayment refers to a layer of material that is installed between the subfloor & the finished flooring surface. Its primary function is to provide stability, support and moisture protection. Materials for underlayment can range from plywood to OSB to cement boards or specialized membranes. Underlayment plays a crucial role in the construction process by smoothing out imperfections, such as uneven subfloors and minor irregularities, to provide a level surface for the finished floor. It also acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing it from seeping into the flooring material and causing damage over time.
OSB, or Oriented Strand Board, is a type of engineered wood panel made by compressing layers of wood strands with adhesive resins. It is commonly used as a substitute for plywood due to its affordability and strength. OSB comes in various grades, with different thicknesses and finishes, and is commonly used for framing, walls and flooring applications. Because it is dimensionally stable and resistance to moisture, OSB is also a reliable choice for exterior sheathing. It can be easily cut, shaped, and installed, allowing for efficient and precise construction.
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