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Basic Framing 101

Strength and durability are the goals, but not at the expense of comfort and low energy bills.

We’ve all heard the expression less is more, but how can less lumber sold by a lumberyard actually increase their bottom line?  From the mudsills to the ridge, every stick of framing lumber affects the long-term performance of a house. In this session, we’ll talk about how you can help builders choose the right products for a durable house, while maximizing insulation and minimizing thermal bridging.

  • What is thermal bridging and why it’s bad
  • When engineered joists, studs and rafters make sense
  • Why different wood species matter

Basic Framing 101 at LBM Expo

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Demo Zone #1

About LBM Expo Demo Zone #1: High-Performance Homes

If you don’t understand best practices, you can’t help your customers choose the right products.

High-performance homes are durable, efficient, comfortable and healthy. Building them requires the careful assembly of a dizzying number of products. Each of those products is a very deliberate choice made at the lumberyard. In the end, good building means good choices, both for the yard and for their customers. Join us for a series of hands-on demos and lively discussions that will help you guide your builders to best practices and drive margins for both of you.

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