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Want to know why roof trusses, wall panels and floor trusses are the best way to frame a building? Not only do you get superior structural performance and greater flexibility for achieving a more energy efficient building envelope, but they can be installed quickly to enable buildings to be constructed faster.  Watch the video below to get a sense on just how much faster!

Stick-Framing vs. Component-Framing: An Apples-to-Apples Framing Comparison

In 2015, two identical 2900 square foot ranch-style houses with a walk-out basement were framed side-by-side. The only difference was one house was entirely stick-framed, while the other home was framed using structural components, including roof trusses, wall panels and floor trusses. These are the results.

2015 Test Study Stick Built Component Savings
Total Jobsite Hours to Erect 375.5 hrs 152.1 hrs 223.4 hrs
Total Jobsite Waste Generated 15.0 cubic yds 0.5 cubic yds 14.5 cubic yds
Total Board Foot Lumber/EWP 20,643 bd ft 15,052 bd ft 5,591 bd ft

What We Learned

This study suggests that installing roof trusses, wall panels or floor trusses completes the task of framing in less time, requires less framer skill and experience, uses less material and ultimately results in a more reliable structure.

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