Lap Siding – Revealing how it works

Lap Siding – Revealing how it works

When we discuss Siding we are talking about a huge category.  Fortunately most of them are pretty straight forward and rely on a straight square foot to board size conversion.   When we get to Lap Siding, however, things are sometimes more complex than they seem at first glance.  Just as a starting point, if we…

PET vs. Pre-cut Studs

PET and Pre-cuts—same thing, right? Well, yes and no. PET refers to “precision end trimmed” lumber which just means that the boards are cut to a stricter tolerance than normal lumber. On the other hand, pre-cuts most commonly refers to lumber that is simply pre-cut to specific sizes. Not only does PET adhere to a…

The Importance of Lumber Optimization
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The Importance of Lumber Optimization

No matter how you cut it, optimizing your lumber lists is key to success in the construction industry. Too little lumber causes unnecessary delays, and too much lumber creates extra expenses that could cost you the bid or cut into your profits. Or maybe you’ve got the just the right amount of lumber but it’s…

Architectural vs. Engineer scale systems – what’s the difference?

Architectural vs. Engineer scale systems – what’s the difference?

Before software had become commonplace at all levels of structural design and production, plans were designed and represented on paper. Common scales types were established to represent different sizes of structures and sites across different sizes of paper. The scales represent a particular relationship between the actual size to the scaled size on the paper….