Fiberglass Trusses, Inc. uses FRP components constructed of E-glass and typically either polyester or vinylester resins. These components provide the following advantages over traditional steel, concrete, and wood members:
Strengths range between 40,000 psi and 100,000 psi depending on fibers and resins used.
Weight is approximately 1/5th that of steel which allows for reduced shipping costs, easy handling, assembly and construction on-site.
Wet locations, marine (salt) environments, corrosive chemical exposures and insects (termites) have little or no effect on FRP material characteristics.
Electrically non-conductive and non-magnetic
Applications requiring dielectric and/or non-magnetic characteristics can now be constructed with high strength, lightweight and low maintenance FRP structural components.
Variety of Colors
The color is already in the composite so painting is not required. Any color can be provided. A urethane coating can be provided for additional protection if required by the application.