What Are XT Posts & Beams?
Treated, primed or stained and available with a combed face. XT Posts & Beams are engineered for load bearing and treated for service lengths to meet all of your structural needs.
Why Should I Buy XT Posts & Beams?
1. Sell Homes for Higher Prices
2. Sell Homes Faster
3. Sell More Homes
4. Decrease Home Building Costs
5. Increase Profit per Home
Milled to Perfection
XT Posts & Beams are milled to reach the desired size, texture, and edge specifications. The edges are square cut on six sides and feature a combed texture.
Many Available Sizes to Suit Your Needs
Manufactured from the Highest Grades of Natural Wood
XT Posts and Beams set a high bar for excellence at beneficial price points since they are manufactured from the best raw fiber in the Pacific Northwest. We start with the highest grades of spruce/pine/fir (SPF) to meet the quality standards of our discerning customers. After that, we add significant value with our manufacturing process that is backed by our unique quality assurance program.
Dedication to Reliable Processes Equals Consistent Quality Products
Belco’s quality assurance program for XT Posts & Beams encompasses five key points of ownership at every step along the production line. We control product appearance and performance by doing everything in house: drying, milling, edging, treatment, and coating. In addition, every product has a sharp edge that adds curb appeal.
Tarping to Prevent Damage During Shipping
We insist on tarping inbound and outbound loads of XT Posts & Beams to protect against moisture. XT Posts and Beams are wrapped with a heavy, premium lumber cover. Then corner protectors and stickers are placed on the cover. Finally, the ends are sealed with anti-check coating.
Kiln Dried On-Site to Minimize Manufacturing Defects
Moisture content for XT Posts and Beams is between 13% to 18%. We check the moisture content and recondition the wood to meet our standards with on-site kilns to minimize movement, splitting, checking, and warp.
Treated Rather Than Sealed
Belco sends treated wood samples to Lonza on a weekly basis for testing to ensure that XT products meet our 20-year warranty that protects against mold, rot, UV rays, and insects. For over a century, Wolman AG by Lonza has been the leader in wood preservation. Wolman AG, hailed as the first nonmetallic, environmentally friendly treatment for residential and commercial markets, consists of two fungicides and an insecticide. Wolman AG extends the life of your wood for all AWPA above ground applications by resisting mold, mildew, rot, and termites. Wolman AG is also qualified under the Water-Repellent Preservative Treatment Certification Program, which is conducted by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).
Additional Internal Grades to Optimize Appearance
XT Posts & Beams go through an intensive grading process throughout the production process. We buy the highest grades of natural wood and then have several internal grades that truly set the standard for our industry.
Primer That Passes Every Major ASTM Test
A 2-2.5ml latex primer coat is measured every 5 minutes to provide a protective barrier between the wood substrate and the elements. The primer that we use serves as a water-repellant, protective coating and is the first line of defense against moisture intrusion. It also passes the three most critical tests as developed by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). These include the primer adhesion test, the moisture absorption test, and the wet scrub resistance test. Because XT Posts & Beams are already primed, you can save hours that would have been spent waiting for the primer coat to dry.
20-Year Limited Warranty for Peace of Mind
When properly installed, XT Posts & Beams are covered by a 20-year limited warranty and all claims are our responsibility, which means that you’ll have fewer unwanted callbacks. In addition, it is transferable to secondary owners, so your customers will be able to obtain replacement products by showing us a receipt.
Sustainable Materials That Matter to Homeowners
Homeowners are becoming more particular by requesting sustainable materials to build their homes. You can set them at ease with the promise that our treatment process is environmentally friendly and our wood building materials are completely renewable.
Low Cull Rate Means More Usable Products
Since our cull rate is only 0.5%, you will get 99.5% usable products.
Dust Protection to Limit Health Risks
Fiber cement can cause a variety of health problems for workers when hazardous dust equipment is neglected on the job site. This can often result in workers taking more sick days, receiving more medical care, and paying higher premiums for health insurance. Choose XT treated trim and fascia to protect your workers and meet OSHA requirements.
No Special Tools Required Keeps It Simple
With XT Posts & Beams, you can minimize equipment needs because you won’t ever need to use any special saws or vacuums.
Easily Attached with Nails or Screws
Our products can easily be attached with nails or screws due to our light fastening pattern.
Generally Cheaper Than Alternatives
You won’t have to break the bank with XT Posts and Beams since we generally have a much lower cost per foot than fiber cement, engineered wood, and cedar.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Files Make Drafting Easy