Bonding strength, flexibility and quality.
The glue between muscle and might.
Glulam provides a distinct combination of strength, flexibility, and quality that makes them the natural selection for use in commercial construction. As a stress-rated engineered wood beam, Glulam Beams are composed of wood lams, bonded using powerful, moisture-resistant adhesives.
RedBuilt GluLam Beams:
The high strength and stiffness characteristics of glulam beams are ideal for commercial applications. Dimensional kiln-dried lumber is glued together for use as headers, support columns, and horizontal beams.
Used as hidden or exposed structural supports, Glulam beams are more economical, easier to manipulate and install on-site, and are lighter than steel making installation a breeze. Allowing for long spans, they can minimize columns, and maximize space.
Glulam beams are available in both balanced (V8) and unbalanced (V4) layups. Balanced layups are optimized for continuous span and cantilevered applications while unbalanced layups are preferred for simple, open concepts.
The quality-driven manufacturing process virtually eliminates shrinkage and warping. Rigorous testing and quality assurance ensures a durable, dependable and safe product.
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