What sizes of LVL are available?
LVL beam sizes may vary according to manufacturer but LVL standard thicknesses are 1-3/4 inches to 3-1/2 inches. An LVL beam length is generally available in 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, and 44 feet with special orders up to 60 Feet.
What size of LVL do I need?
What size lvl beam for a 20 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 20 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 10 to 12 inches deep and 3-1/2 inches or 2ply wide, thus you need something like a 10-12″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 20 feet and can use simple 2×14 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre as …
How do I know what size LVL beam I need?
Design a beam depth based on the rule of thumb for estimating the depth of manufactured beams which is to divide the span by 20. Beam depths are typically 5 1/2 inches, 7 1/4 inches, 9 1/4 inches, 11 1/4 inches, 11 7/8 inches, 14 inches, 16 inches, 18 inches, and 20 inches.
What is the difference between PSL and LVL?
PSL beams are generally more expensive than glulam, LSL, or LVL beams. PSL beams can be stained or finished where an aesthetically pleasing exposed application is desired. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a commonly available engineered product that is manufactured similarly to PSL.
What size LVL Do I need to span 17 feet?
For span upto 18 feet, generally you need 3 × 9 1/4 standard size of LVL beam or 2×12 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre on normal weight condition which providing great stability for your projects.
Are PSL or LVL stronger?
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Its shear strength is superior to LSL but doesn’t quite match PSL’s ability to withstand bending stress.
Which is stronger LVL or glulam?
The laminated beam is stronger but more expensive and used when bigger cross-sections are required. Generally made from hardwood, rather than the lvl softwood.