Homebuilders Rate Trus Joist® TJI® Joists No. 1 for Quality in Leading Survey

By Todd Fratzel on Structure

Builder magazine 2010 Brand Use Survey also lists TJI joists as the brand builders use most

Engineered I-JoistI thought the following press release was worth sharing with everyone. As a builder I’ve tried almost every type of building material there is and we continue to test new products all the time. However, when it comes to engineered joists I will only use one product and that’s Trus Joist® TJI® joists from Weyerhaeuser. Their joists are great quality, reliable and they work amazing. I guess other builder’s feel the same way I do from the sounds of the following survey results.

Federal Way, Wash., September 8, 2011 — Trus Joist® TJI® joists from Weyerhaeuser – one of the most well-known structural framing products on the market – have again come out on top in a nationwide survey of building product quality. The Builder magazine “2010 Brand Use Survey” of 10,800 builders, builder-developers and general contractors scores TJI joists at 6.04 on a scale of 1 to 7 (where 7 is “excellent”), higher than any other I-joist brand. Building professionals also listed TJI joists as the brand they used most. www.trusjoist.com

“TJI® joists have been the definitive brand of wood I-joist since Trus Joist pioneered this class of building product more than 40 years ago,” said Don Schwabe, Director of Marketing and U.S. Sales for Engineered Lumber Products, Weyerhaeuser. “Builders like them because they resist bowing, twisting and shrinking to help create solid, quiet, high-performing floors. Another factor that makes TJI joists stand out is Weyerhaeuser’s unmatched field support to builders in optimizing their use, along with all other materials in the framing package. Our sales team members and engineering staff work closely with builders, reviewing plans and recommending solutions for cost-effective, top-quality results.”

TJI joists are part of Weyerhaeuser’s full range of products and services for quality structural floors. In addition to other trusted floor products such as Trus Joist® TimberStrand® LSL rim board, Parallam® PSL beams, Framer Series® Lumber and Edge Gold™ floor panels, Weyerhaeuser offers the TJ® Pro Rating System for predicting floor performance. Builders can use the ratings to analyze multiple options for joist size, spacing, span and floor panel thickness to choose a configuration that best meets the homeowner’s needs.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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