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Why SHEARMAX™? The SHEARMAX™ Panel System
Custom Panel Heights From 6-20’Making size possibilities almost limitless with no extra cost (custom panels are rounded up to stock price) and only 5 working days to process.
No Minimum Orders Required For Stock Or Custom PanelsThough we do not sell direct (thru lumber or hardware companies) we do not require minimum orders from your supplier.
Field-Trimable Panels For Raked WallsNo more fills or makeshift connections.
9 Standard Widths From 16-48``0ffering 1 ½ times more standard widths than any competitor from 16‚”, 18″, 21″, 24″, 28″, 32″, 36″, 42″, & 48‚”
Raised Floor and Second Story Application PanelsNo adding blocks or fill, no wood crushing, no panel load reduction.
Post Install (Retrofitting) ApplicationsForgotten, misplaced, or additions? Uses conventional post installed bolts.
Most Cost Effective Panel AvailableSHEARMAX‚™ offers more shear load for every dollar you spend.
#1 In Real Field Service‚– Reliable And FreeWhether you need instructions, repair assistance, or just have a question, SHEARMAX‚™ will be there for you.
Post options to increase vertical or out-of-plane loadsIf you need to increase the vertical load or the out-of-plane loads, SHEARMAX™ is capable of increasing its post capacity through “field nail on support” or “factory glue lamination”.
Maximize Your Shearmax™ Loads
Take advantage of custom heights. NO EXTRA CHARGE!
Want to achieve similar shear capacity as squash block systems but have concerns about wood shrinkage? Simplify the load path and take advantage of custom heights by using tall panels from concrete to second floor top plate, or, if one is not enough, consider using back-to-back panels instead of stacked panels. The first floor panel experiences no reduced shear capacity or “R” value due to the second story panel load. Since panel widths and locations can be independent of one another, design flexibility is almost limitless.
Panel heights or vertical load from above causing the need for an EC6 or EC8 option? Consider placing panels Back-to-Back for twice the shear capacity for only about 25% more cost than EC8 option