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I am building an awning off the back of my 39 ft. long single

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I am building an awning off the back of my 39 ft. long single story rancher which will extend about 12ft off the rear of the house. As by design, at 1 point I have a 24ft. span with no support beams. I planned on utilizing microlam beams. can you advise what size and how many beams would be required to span this 24 ft. span? The house is located in the Philadelphia area so as to give you an idea of snowfall loads.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.
Hello. I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.
I would not use LVL. Plan for glulam. Lvl is not meant for exterior applications
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.
You can plan for a 5.125" x 15" pressure treated glulam 24F-V8
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
All exposed wood to be wrapped in aluminum or vinyl
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.
You can plan for a 5.25" x 14" 2.0E lvl
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.

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