Posted in | News

Free Construction Tool Provides Homebuyers with Framing Option Understanding

For many homebuyers, the building materials used behind the walls and under the floors are a mystery. However, the studs, joists, beams, panels and other materials that make up the structural frame are critical for the long-term value, comfort and safety of the home. Now, homebuyers have a fast and simple way to better understand the unique framing material needs of their local area. The iLevel(R) Performance Connection(TM) Tool provides a way for buyers to work more closely with their builders on ensuring quality for a key aspect of their new home that they often forget to ask about -- the structural frame.

Visiting homebuyers simply enter their zip code and with one click receive a summary of seismic, wind, precipitation and snow load conditions for their local area. The tool also provides a list of framing materials that are recommended based on local conditions.

After using the tool as a quick initial reference for their area, builders should consult their local code official to ensure that the identified materials meet the requirements of the specific piece of property on which they will be building.

"When buying or building a home, most people don't think to ask about the structural framing, but it's critical for how well the home functions," says Dede Ryan, manager of integrated product strategies for iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. "Appropriate framing products can help a home stand strong against nature -- from wind to snow to earthquakes -- as well as ensure squeak-free floors and straight walls. The iLevel Performance Connection Tool provides homebuyers and builders with a way to communicate more clearly about a home's framing needs."

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Azthena logo powered by Azthena AI

Your AI Assistant finding answers from trusted AZoM content

Your AI Powered Scientific Assistant

Hi, I'm Azthena, you can trust me to find commercial scientific answers from

A few things you need to know before we start. Please read and accept to continue.

  • Use of “Azthena” is subject to the terms and conditions of use as set out by OpenAI.
  • Content provided on any AZoNetwork sites are subject to the site Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • Large Language Models can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.

Great. Ask your question.

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.