Frequently Asked Questions
Our in house quality control inspection program is assisted by Truss Plate Institute.
The Quality Control Department at Rafters and Walls inspects trusses for quality of lumber, plate positioning, member location as well as labeling accuracy. Additionally, every load is inspected to ensure your order is complete and that the load will arrive at your jobsite safely.
In addition to our own quality control we have retained Truss Plate Institute (TPI). TPI visits our facility on a quarterly basis to ensure our products meet the industry standards.
With our focus on providing a quality product, we are certain you will be pleased with your decision to work with Rafters and Walls.
Rafters and Walls strives to efficiently use our resources while creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes; this is known as sustainable or ‘green building’ design and construction. We endeavor to leave a lighter footprint on the environment by conserving of resources, all the while balancing energy-efficient, cost-effective, and low-maintenance products for our construction needs. We balance quality homebuilding and the sustainable environment.
One way we work to achieve the perfect balance is minimizing the waste we produce in our manufacturing process. We use one of the most modern and efficient saws to cut the lumber with a goal of waste being less than 2%. This small amount of waste is then recycled including using it to heat our manufacturing plant in EPA approved furnaces. We also recycle, on an economic basis, any wood, paper, cardboard, plastic and steel waste generated through the manufacturing process.
To ensure quality, accuracy, efficiency, and safety the equipment at Rafters and Walls is new and up-to-date. Some of the equipment we use:
-Apollo Mango Saw
-TCT Linear Saw
-Monet Floor Web Saw
-MiTek Floor Table
– MiTek & TeeLok Roof Tables
-Wizard AutoPuck for MiTek & TeeLok Roof Tables
-Auto 10 Roof Table
-Virtek Lasers for MiTek, TeeLok & Auto 10 Roof Tables
-Forklift large enough to lift full loads of cutup roofs
-Five trailers: 32’, 36’, two 48’, and a 53’ that stretches to 80’
At Rafters and Walls, we are proud of our safety record. We maintain and follow OSHA safety standards in addition to regular safety training seminars. All equipment is of good quality and has all the necessary safety guards and protocols.
-The use of floor trusses is the most economical choice; the framing time is reduced and there is less material waste.
-There is room for plumbing, electrical and mechanical runs within the truss webs.
-Floor trusses can be squeak-free because the wide surfaces allow for more accurate gluing and and fastening of the sheathing.
-There is a reduced need for multiple beams, bearing walls, columns and footings.
There are many positions at Rafters and Walls. Jobs include, but are not limited to, assembly laborer, forklift operator, sawyer, shipping, truck drivers, sales, and design.
We offer equal opportunity employment to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, past, present or future services in Armed Forces for the United States, or any other legally protected status.
Due to the nature of the work at Rafters and Walls, all applicants must be able to lift, carry and move at least 50 lbs.
Normal work hours are 6:00AM – 4:30PM Monday – Thursday.
If you are interested in joining the team at Rafters and Walls, applications are available to fill out at the office between 6:00AM – 9:00AM!