LP Legacy Sub Flooring

Component Building Systems is now a premier stocking dealer of  LP Legacy Sub Floor Panels for use in our Engineered Wood Floor Truss Systems and LP SolidStart IJoist Systems.  Builders and homeowners looking for the strongest, most weather resistant Sub Floor available should look no further that LP Legacy.   

For a limited time, LP is providing a manufacturer's rebate worth up to $1000 for builders who want to try Legacy for the first time.  Contact your local Component Building Systems truss systems specialist or our office today to learn how you begin building smarter with superior products from Component Building Systems and LP.  

Benjamin McKamey
Build Smarter - Cost Savings Calculator

Building Components (Roof Trusses, Floor Trusses,  and Framed Wood Wall Panels) can provide builders significant cost savings advantages over traditional stick-framing construction. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to compare costs because there are so many intangibles associated with a construction project.  And let's be honest, engineered components do cost more up front than a few bundles of lumber and boxes of nails.  Where you'll realize those savings is at the end of the project, when your labor costs, haul-away costs, framing errors, and job site waste/theft have been greatly reduced or eliminated.  

The more a builder makes use of building components, the more they tend to save.  Click the image above to try the SAVINGS CALCULATOR for yourself.

Framing the American Dream

"The time necessary to construct homes is a significant factor in their availability and affordability. Reducing construction times not only translates to lower labor costs and the ability to build more homes in the same time period, it also means homeowners can begin enjoying their homes sooner."

In the building industry, it can be difficult to compare the actual costs associated with using a particular building material.  The easy part of the equation are the direct, tangible costs associated with actually purchasing the materials.  The tricky part is determining (and controlling) the labor associated with installing those materials.  To make that job easier, the SBCA has put together an apples-to-apples comparison project.  During the project, they built identical houses at the same time with the same crew but using different materials.  The clear winner was the house built entirely out of structural components, with over 200 hours of man hours saved.  Those work hours represent a significant cost in both time and money to a home builder.

Most builders already use roof trusses because of the significant time savings as well as the structural advantages of using self supporting clear span trusses.  What those builders may not realize is that they can see those same savings in their walls and floors as well.  Wood Framed Wall Panel Systems come ready to install with window and door openings already in place.  Open Web Floor Truss Systems can eliminate costly piers in a foundation and annoying columns in a basement, while making a subcontractor's job easier (and less expensive) because those open webs allow ductwork, plumbing, a electrical to run exactly where it's needed without cutting and drilling.

Go check out the Framing the American Dream project, and then call Component Building Systems to learn how we can help you Build Smarter. 

Builder Online identifies building components as a solution to labor shortfalls.

It's no secret that the building industry is suffering from a lack of skilled labor.  Last month, Builder Online shared several strategies that builders could use to combat this threat to their bottom line.

The easiest method that they suggested to implement is also the one in which Component Building Systems has the most experience. Switching from traditional stick-framing to using whole house building components vastly reduces the labor requirements on a building project.  

If you're a builder that is lucky enough to have a skilled crew, you can use roof trusses, framed walls, and floor trusses to increase their productivity.  Or, you could split those skilled workers up and pair them with new hires to take on even more builds without sacrificing build times and quality.  And if you're stuck without skilled labor, using components takes the responsibility for the structural integrity of a build off of the shoulders of inexperienced workers and puts it in the hands of a company that has been doing the job for 37 years.

Read the full article here, and then give us a call to talk about your truss and wall panel needs on your next project.