Taking the Lead in Code Testing and Innovation

Posted on : March 24, 2017 | post in : Porch Columns |Comments Off on Taking the Lead in Code Testing and Innovation |

ColsandaHB&G Building Products is the only manufacturer of structural fiberglass columns that has conducted the testing required to prove building code compliance to the IBC and IRC. Builders and remodelers can use columns from HB&G with confidence, knowing that they comply with current building codes.

Troy, AL – Producing high quality, low maintenance and easy to install building products is a key driver of HB&G Building Products’ success. Part of being easy to install is ensuring that HB&G Building Products’ products meet or exceed building code requirements and have the documentation to back it. Lack of third party testing or accreditation can result in issues with inspectors and building code officials. Building code requirements are updated regularly. In some cases, additional product testing or product changes are required to stay current.

“Changes to the testing requirements and methods for structural fiberglass columns necessitated additional product testing,” says Jeff Byers, VP Marketing at HB&G Building Products. “As the industry leader we worked with Intertek/ATI to conduct the required testing and ICC Evaluation Services to have an evaluation service report issued. ICC-ES is a well-respected third party evaluating service. With their report, the construction industry can be confident in the performance of our products.”

HB&G Building Products is the only manufacturer of structural fiberglass columns that has stepped up to conduct the testing required to earn an ESR# (ESR-1361) proving compliance to the 2015, 2012 and 2009 IBC and IRC. Builders and remodelers can use their columns with confidence, knowing that they comply with current building codes thereby avoiding inspection delays.

New product development allows HB&G Building Products to meet building code requirements for particular markets or regions. HB&G Building Products developed SecurePorch™ products to meet these type of requirements. SecurePorch™ is a suite of products, Column-Loc®, Porch-Loc®, and RigidWrap™, which were developed to deliver wind uplift resistance for columns and synthetic porch posts used in porch application where wind uplift is an issue. Column-Loc® delivers wind uplift resistance to PermaCast® square and round fiberglass columns. Porch-Loc® does the same for the PermaPost® synthetic porch posts. RigidWrap™ delivers wind uplift resistance to cellular PVC columns along with making them load bearing.

“Innovation is a way of life at HB&G Building Products”, says CEO Lance Servais. “Construction trends, building code changes, and customer feedback drive our product development efforts. We are particularly pleased with the expansion of our RoughSawn® offering as it directly addresses issues raised by a number of builders.”

HB&G Building Products is introducing new sizes of a rough sawn textured, structural fiberglass column – RoughSawn®, new caps and bases to trim square fiberglass columns, expanding its outdoor living product offering, and is in final testing of a new cellular PVC railing system – PermaRail™ Plus®.

Eliminate building code related issues and delays. Select products from HB&G Building Products for yournext project and put your mind at ease.

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HB&G Building Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 589
Troy, Alabama, 36081
1-800-264-4424

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