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Yup. we are working on a fire restoration project. For whatever reason the insurance company hired an environmental consultant that did a majority of the structural lay out he has a main beam s6X12.5 to be used as the main ridge beam for the roof line that spans roughly 28 with 3 columns I am looking to substitute this beam for something wood, or possibly paralagm. would you know one that would be comparable by chance?

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What is the rafter length on each side of the beam?

What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?

Will this support the ridge only?

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