LP Building Products has released the new LP SolidStart LPI 530 I-Joist in the West Coast region.
The I-Joist is bolstered by an LP SolidStart LVL flange -- 1-5/16 in. x 2-1/16 in. (53mm) wide -- for optimal load bearing capacity and performance, making it less likely to split, shrink, twist, warp or bow than solid sawn lumber. The flange is available in depths ranging from 9-1/2 in. to 16 in.
“By adding the LPI 530, we’ve provided an LVL-flanged I-Joist solution for the West Coast residential market,” said Kim Rogers, EWP product manager for LP Building Products. “Because of its light weight and long lengths, the LPI 530 installs quickly, helping save time and money as well as allowing for more open floor plans. The new LVL flange also has Douglas-fir nailing equivalency for attaching the floor sheathing.”
The I-Joists provide room for HVAC and plumbing and will be manufactured at the LP Building Products engineered wood products mill in Red Bluff, Calif.