Ainsworth. A new warranty on Durastrand Flooring Sturd-I-Floor benefits installers with a guarantee that the edge-enhanced subfloor will not require sanding upon installation. The 90-day no-sand warranty begins on the date of delivery to the jobsite, rather than purchase date. A 50-year warranty guards against delamination. Designed for dimensional stability, Sturd-I-Floor's enhanced edge blocks moisture and reduces swelling. The rigid tongue-and-groove panels lay flat without warping, sagging, splitting, cracking, or splintering, the maker says. 877.661.3200. www.ainsworth.ca.
Roy O. Martin. Measuring 11/8 inches taller than traditional OSB sidewall materials, WindBrace OSB sidewall sheathing offers a cost-effective solution for meeting shear and uplift code requirements in hurricane zones, the maker says. The extra length lets installers tie a wall's top plate to its bottom plate with no seams. The 7/16-inch-thick boards are 48 inches wide and available in lengths of 971/8 inches, 1091/8 inches, or 1211/8 inches. For green-building applications, WindBrace is made with a resin free of urea formaldehydes, and can be ordered as an FSC-certified product. 318.445.1973. www.royomartin.com.
iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. Rather than re-route pipes and wires around structural members, try Trus Joist Timberstrand LSL beams for your next project. A 14-inch-deep beam can handle holes up to 45/8 inches without compromising structural integrity. Available in 1¾ - or 3½ -inch widths, and depths of 9½, 117/8, or 14 inches. 888.453.8358. www.ilevel.com.
Boise. Engineered for tall walls and other applications requiring strong, straight framing, the Versa-Stud offers at least twice the bending strength and 20% more stiffness than No. 2 SPF 2x6 studs, the maker says. Available 1½ inches wide and in five depths, the boards allow users to create squarer corners and flatter, more plumb walls with none of the checks, cracks, or twists common in solid lumber. 208.384.6161. www.bc.com.