Stains and Sealers
We recommend all glulam members receive a factory coat of penetrating stain or clear sealer. Please ask for samples of our standard stains.
Typically a smooth, factory-planed finish with eased corners is provided for all members. Other textures are available, which simulate rough sawn lumber, hewn timber, etc.
End Grain Sealer
Penetrating end sealer is factory applied to all cross-grain cuts in the factory.
Flame Retardant Coatings
Coatings which affect flame spread values of glulam are available. However, we recommend they be field applied because surface marring during handling can occur with these coatings.
STEEL CONNECTIONS AND HARDWARE
We design and fabricate custom steel connections and hardware for almost all of our glulam construction projects. Contract documents can show fully detailed connections or specify whether factory designed connections should be fully concealed, partially concealed (bolts visible but plates concealed,) or fully visible.
Our default steel finish is galvanized hardware (bolts, nuts, shear plates, etc.) and gray primer on steel plates and shapes. Other options include: All galvanized, all powder coated, and stainless steel.
Typically steel shapes and plates are A36, and bolts are A307.