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I've got a free standing car port 24'x 12'. It has a standard

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I've got a free standing car port 24'x 12'. It has a standard stick built gable roof. I'd like to place a post center span on each side along the 24'. This is on the northern California coast and subjected to high winds. I'll be using Doug-fir beams and posts. What size beams do I need to support the roof? What fasteners/hardware would be best for sheer bracing?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can give you some general ways to provide lateral resistance, but to do a complete lateral analysis would be done as an additional service