Trusses & Engineered Lumber

Roof Trusses

Your imagination is the limit when building with roof trusses. By utilizing state-of-the-art design software, Wilson Lumber's truss designers can create all types of roof and ceiling profiles. Roof trusses can be produced up to 80' in length and any height can be accomplished by using multiple piece trusses. Roof trusses, like floor trusses, can be designed to cover large spans, reducing the need for intermediate bearings. Roof trusses reduce waste and allow structures to be dried in more quickly, saving time and avoiding weather delays.

Craftsmanship Through Manufacturing

  • A manufacturing facility creates quality components, often starting with computer-controlled saws, which make accurate compound cuts simple. All component joints fit together tightly in precision jigs. Manufacturing can also be computer-controlled for faster setup times and efficient production.
  • Weather is not a factor. Production can continue day and night, providing consistent quality.
  • Material shortage delays are less likely, since the entire system is supplied in one package.
  • Callbacks are reduced. Components made with dry lumber are less likely to shrink, warp and twist.
  • Components are rarely stolen from the job site.
Trusses, Panles & Engineered Lumber

Participating Vendors

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Truss & Engineered Lumber

Floor Trusses

Using open-web floor trusses from Wilson Lumber can solve many floor framing issues. Floor trusses are versatile and can be designed and built from 12" to 24" tall and up to 40' in length. With the use of floor trusses, Wilson Lumber designers can reduce the need for intermediate bearing walls, columns, or footings, saving you time and money.

Floor trusses are constructed of 2x4s, which provide a 3 1/2" nailing surface and are designed with an open web configuration that leaves plenty of room for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical runs. Building with floor trusses produces a high quality custom floor system with fewer callbacks, less material waste, and reduced framing time.

I-joists / Laminated Veneer Lumber

I-joists

I-joists are I-shaped engineered wood structural members that offer strength, versatility, and economy for use in residential and light commercial applications. I-joists are comprised of top and bottom flanges of various widths united with webs of various depths. The flanges resist common bending stresses and the web provides outstanding sheer performance.

I-joists can be manufactured using solid sawn lumber or structural composite lumber for the flange components and plywood or oriented strand board for the web. This versatility allows the I-joist manufacturer to make the most efficient use of wood fiber resources in our region while producing products that consistently perform to known standards.

Laminated Veneer Lumber

Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood product that uses multiple layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives. It offers several advantages over typical milled lumber: it is stronger, straighter, and more uniform. It is much less likely than conventional lumber to warp, twist, bow, or shrink due to its composite nature. Made in a factory under controlled specifications, LVL products allow users to reduce their onsite labor. LVLs are typically used for headers, beams, rim board, and edge-forming material.

Rim Board

Rim board is designed to work in conjunction with a wood I-joist system, filling the space between the sill plate and the bottom wall plate or between the top plate and bottom plate in multi-floor construction. In addition to filling the void, a rim board is an integral structural component that transfers both lateral and vertical forces. To function properly, the rim board must match the depth of the framing members.