Anthony Power Beam
The Power Beam® is a superior glued laminated beam and header for use where reliable engineered wood applications are required. The 3-1/2” and 5-1/2” widths readily match 2x4 and 2x6 wall framing.
The Power Beam® depths also match all joist, truss, LVL, PSL, and I-joist floor or roof framing. The 7” Power Beam® (2800F) is for longer spans and heavier loading. Depths go up to 28 7/8”. The Power Beam® uses only readily-available Southern Pine lumber, recognized through extensive testing as the strongest lumber resource available.
To enhance Power Beam® quality further, all outer laminations have strict quality control procedures. Each beam has a specific lumber lay-up combination which optimizes Power Beam® performance. The highest strength lumber is placed in the tension and compression zones, efficiently and optimally using lumber resources. All lumber is machine evaluated at the grading line by a Stress-O-Matic or Metriguard CLT for MOE to average 2.3 x 106 psi in the outer laminations.
The Power Beam® can be used for window, door and garage door headers, floor edge and center girder beams, roof ridge beams and commercial beams and purlins. The Power Beam® only uses small diameter fast-growth timber, therefore reducing pressure on our forest resources.