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LVL Ridge Beam

Laminated veneer lumber - is an engineered wood product created by layering dried and graded wood veneers with waterproof adhesive into blocks of material known as billets. Cured in a heated press, LVL is typically available in various thicknesses and widths and is easily worked in the field using conventional construction tools. LVL is also known as structural composite lumber (SCL).

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I-joist roof rafters, supported in metal hangers, frame into an LVL ridge beam. The ridge metal-joists are supported in metal hangers
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A laminated veneer lumber (LVL) ridge beam is used to support I-joist roof rafters.
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Cathedral ceilings are increasingly common in new home construction. A combination of I-joists, LVL ridge beam and steel columns are used to carry roof loads to the foundation.
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Laminated veneer lumber is available in a variety of widths and depths, generally to match I-joist depths.