## How far can you span with LVL?

Due to its strength, an LVL beam can span up to 60 feet and is much stronger than traditional lumber. Generally, you can find LVL beams in 4-foot increments starting at 24 feet and going up to 44 feet long, with special orders up to 60 feet. LVL beam thickness is usually between 1 ¾ and 7 inches.

**How far can a LVL span without support?**

Some manufacturers limit their beams to 60′ due to transportation issues, while others have the capability to manufacture beams up to 80′ long. So, the longest unsupported span possible using LVL would be 80-feet. Typically, though, it is common for a continuous LVL span to be between 20′ and 30′.

### How far can you span a 2×12 LVL?

How far can a double 12″ lvl span:- a double 12″ lvl is made by laminating of two 1 3/4 inches or 40mm thick and 11 7/8″ deep LVL. As per general thumb rule and guidelines, a double 12″ lvl beam can allow span upto 20 feet far distance used for residential building or projects.

**What size LVL beam do I need for a 20 foot span?**

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 …

#### What size LVL Do I need to span 24 feet?

LVL beam size for a 24 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 24 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 12-14 inches deep and 4 inches wide, thus you need something like a 12-14″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 24 feet used for residential building or projects.

**What size LVL Do I need to span 30 feet?**

What size lvl beam for a 30 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 30 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 16-18 inches deep and 4 inches wide, thus you need something like a 16-18″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 30 feet used for residential building or projects.

## How much does a 24 foot LVL weigh?

How much does a 24″ LVL weight per foot:– as per general guidelines, a 24 inches of one ply or 1- 3/4″ thick LVL beam can weight around 11.96 pounds per linear foot and 2 ply (3- 1/2″) LVL 23.92 pounds. Thus, a one ply & 24″ depth of LVL beam can weigh about 11.96 lbs per linear foot & two ply 23.92 pounds.

**How much does a LVL beam cost per foot?**

$3 to $12 per linear foot

LVL beams cost on average $3 to $12 per linear foot for the material or $50 to $200 per foot installed. LVL beams are more cost-effective and durable than regular wood beams. LVL beams are fire-resistant, shrink-proof, and easy to install, especially in long spans.

### How much does a 20 ft LVL beam cost?

$6 to $11 per linear foot

The LVL beam thickness is usually between 1.75 and 7 inches. The price for beams that fit 10 feet of space will range from $3 to $5 per linear foot, while a 20-feet span will need a beam that costs $6 to $11 per linear foot. Consult a local structural engineer to determine the best LVL beam size for your span.

**What size beam do I need for an 18 foot span?**

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Wood beam size for a 18 foot span:– as per general thumb rule, for a 18 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be 2×12 which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 300mm (12″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.

#### What size LVL Do I need to span 16 feet?

What size lvl beam for a 16 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 16 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 7 to 8 inches deep and 3 inches wide, thus you need something like a 7-8″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 16 feet and can use simple 2×10 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre as floor joists …

**What size LVL beam do I need to span 30 feet?**

## What is the difference between an LVL span and an span?

Spans are maximum clear distances between supports and are based on uniform loads. Multiple span lengths shown require adequate lateral bracing of bottom edge of LVL. Multiple spans are based on the longest span. The shortest span shall not be less than 40% of the longest span.

**How far can LVL beams span?**

Contractors use LVL wood for beams, headers, studs, and a whole lot more in today’s new home market. Although, you may be wondering how far an LVL beam can span. Due to its strength, an LVL beam can span up to 60 feet and is much stronger than traditional lumber.

### What happens if you over span LVL beams?

A properly sized engineered LVL Beam will have some deflection by nature, but if properly built and installed with crowning up, the deflection makes the beam true and level. If you over span any material, including LVL, you can experience sagging to an extent.

**How high off the ground should LVL be stored?**

To preserve the LVL beams from water damage, we recommend that you store the LVL material at least 12 inches off the ground. If picking up with a crane, pick up the load using a spreader to minimize handling stress.