Ideal For long spans and heavy loads, parallel strand lumber beams are a good alternative to glulams and steel beams. Builders like Parallams for many reasons. They are stronger, stiffer, straighter, and longer than nailedup 2-by beams — with the added advantage that they don’t have to be nailed up.
Most sizes are available in a week or less and can be shipped throughout South Florida and the Caribbean along with our other Engineered Wood Products including Roof Trusses, Floor Trusses and TJI joists.
When placing your order for Parallam, don't forget the steel connectors.
Long lengths require a crane or lift to unload and set the beams, although our builders have successfully handled lengths up to 16 feet with four men.
Parallam can be cut with circular saws, although you may need to cut from both sides and finish with a handsaw. Parallam can be drilled and nailed just as solid lumber.