Glue Laminated Timbers or “glulams” are made with smaller dimensional layers of lumber bonded with a moisture-resistant structural adhesive that provides versatility and strength by utilizing smaller second and third growth forest wood without relying on old-growth solid sawn timbers. Glulams use less wood but provide the same, if not exceeding the strength, of single timbers in both size and structure. They also provide more flexibility in their applications in that they can be straight, curved, or arched configurations.
Our glue laminated beams and arches are versatile, strong, and durable. In addition, Galyon Timber and Glulam, Inc. promotes glulam arches because they are cost effective and readily available. Glulam arches and beams require less wood and are structurally engineered and aesthetically pleasing to the eye so that there is no reason to add false ceilings to cover the structured framework.
What makes glulam columns so special?
- Fire resistance. Like many other top-notch wood products, glulam columns from Galyon Timber have impressive fire-endurance property. While alternatives like steel lose large portions of their strength when exposed to extreme temperatures, glulam wood beams char on the surface creating a self-insulating surface.
- Design and availability. Whether you’re looking for beautiful glulam columns for a residence, commercial, or industrial property, this timber can be manufactured and designed to meet your specifications. From architectural appearance beams to industrial appearance beams, we can design glulam beams for any space. Glulam columns are particularly popular for churches.
- Field notching and drilling. Since glulam beams are under high stress and heavy design loads, field modifications that include notching and drilling are only done after approval from the project supervisor. This ensures that the structural integrity of the project is intact and preserved.
At Galyon Timber and Glulam, Inc., we sell a variety of Glulam products including specialty woods. Galyon Timber and Glulam works regularly with contractors throughout the United States providing quality materials and expert product knowledge. We deliver materials nationwide.
Call us at 865-584-4542 to discuss your building plans and projects and receive a quote today.