I'VE HEARD LAMINATED COLUMNS ARE EXPENSIVE. IS THAT TRUE?
No. While a few of the shorter lengths can cost slightly more than their conventional counterparts, most longer laminated columns are actually less expensive.
Another major cost-saving factor is that lumberyards don’t have to discard piles of twisted and cracked conventional posts, often wasting 10-15% of the bunk that is simply unusable.
WHAT LENGTHS ARE TRIAD LAMINATED COLUMNS AVAILABLE IN?
Currently, Lodge Building Components sources columns from 10′ to 42′ from Triad.
QUALITY IS IMPORTANT. WHAT TYPE OF LUMBER GOES INTO YOUR COLUMNS?
Triad uses Machine Stress Rated 1,650 lbf (SPF) for column uppers and CCA treated to .60 penetration for all lumber that is at or below grade. Triad does not use an ACQ Treatment for any of the lumber in our columns.
WHY DO YOU USE A COMBINATION OF GLUE & NAILS VS A SOLID 'GLUE LAM'?
Triad uses a specialized two-part adhesive system that is engineered and tested to the highest construction standards, and use hot dipped galvanized nails, adding enhanced strength to the column’s structural integrity.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LAMINATED COLUMNS TO A HOMEOWNER?
While not all laminated columns are created equal, Triad Building Components brings peace of mind to the homeowner by providing a full 50 year warranty. This enables the buyer and builder alike to rest assured that their building will stand the test of time; today, and for generations to come.