LVL beam sizes may vary according to the manufacturer but **LVL standard thicknesses are 7/4 inches to 7/2 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 beam 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

## What size LVL do I need for 16 foot span?

What size LVL header size for 16 foot span:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines for a 16 foot span, size of LVL header or GLULAM should be 14 to 16 inches deep and 3.5 inches wide, thus you need something like **2- 1.75″× 16″ (2- 1 3/4″× 16″)** GLULAM or LVL header to span upto 16 feet.

## How far can you span a LVL beam?

Although, you may be wondering how far an LVL beam can span. Due to its strength, the LVL beam can span **up to 60 feet** and is much stronger than conventional lumber. Generally, you can find laminated beams in 4-foot increments starting at 24 feet and going up to 44 feet long, with special orders up to 60 feet.

## 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.

## How big of a beam do I need to span 20 feet?

What size beam to span 20 ft:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines, a **4 nailed 2×16 or 4-2×16 or 8×16** size of wood beam can allow to span 20 ft. Thus, for a 20 foot span, you will need atleast 4-2×16 or 8×16 size of wood beam.

## How far can you span a 2×12 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 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.

## How far can a 11 7 8 LVL beam span?

A 1-3/4” 2.1E 2800 beam with 100% load duration that is 7-1/4” deep will span up to 16′, an 9-1/2” deep will span to 20′, and 11-7/8” deep to **26′**. A 14”, 16”, and 18” deep will all span 30′, but 16” and 18” are typically doubled or tripled for greater loads.

## How far can a 2×10 LVL beam span without support?

How Far Can a 2×10 Beam or Header Span? A 2×10 beam – made up of two 2x10s nailed together – can span up to **11′** without support beneath a deck that is 4′ wide. For a more normal-sized deck, the same beam can span 8′, supporting a deck that is 8′ wide. You can also triple a 2×10 beam.

## What size LVL do I need for a 22 foot span?

LVL beam size for a 22 foot span:-as per general thumb rule, for a 22 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be **10 to 12 inches deep and 3 inches wide**, thus you need something like a 10-12″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 22 feet and can use simple 2×14 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre as floor joists used

## Do LVL beams sag?

If it is a metal i-beam maybe 1/100th of an inch… **Your wood/LVL will sag much more**. What you are describing is ultra typical when there is a point load above and they used LVL.

## How do you calculate load bearing beam size?

Multiply the loading per square foot by the area in square feet of the surface which the beams will be supporting. Divide by the number of beams which will be installed to get the loading per beam.

## How big of a beam do I need to span 21 feet?

Wood beam size for a 21 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 21 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be **2×14** which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 350mm (14″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.

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

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**.

## What size beam can span 18 feet?

Thus, for a 18 foot span, you will need atleast **3-2×16 or 6×16** size of wood beam. For a 18-foot spans, the wood beam has to be at least 16 inches in depth and 6″ in width (3-2×16) used for residential building, wood frame structure or projects.

## Is LVL stronger than dimensional lumber?

Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) studs can be **two times stronger in compression and tension than standard framing lumber of the same dimension**.

## How far can a triple 2×10 LVL span?

How Far Can a Triple 2×10 Beam Span? A triple #2 – 2×10 beam of Southern pine can span **between 7′-6” and 13′-0”** with a live load of 40PSF depending on the joist span. Using DF-L, Hem-Fir, or SPF and the span changes to 7′-2” and 12’6” under the same conditions.

## Can a 2×12 span 16 feet?

**A 2×12 (2-by-12) floor joists can span up to 23 feet 3 inches**, 2×10 (2-by-10) up to 19 feet 1 inches, 2×8 (2-by-8) up to 15 feet & 2×6 (2-by-6) up to 11 feet 4 inches at 16″ spaced by using southern yellow pine graded as #1 when live load of 30 lbs/ft^2 & dead load of 10 lbs/ ft^2.

## How far can you span a triple 2×12 beam?

As per general rules and guidelines, #2 grade southern pine of a triple 2×6 deck beam can span upto 8 feet, (3) 2×10 can span 13 feet, (3) 2×8 can span 11 feet and (3) 2×12 can span **15 feet**.

## How far can a double 2×12 span without support?

12 feet

A double 2×12 beam can span **12 feet**; a (2) 2×10 can span 10 feet and so on.