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I have an eighteen foot span for a shed style 3&12 comp

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I have an eighteen foot span for a shed style 3&12 comp roof. what size lvl do I need and how many stiched together. thank you.
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: I am putting up a shed roof over a back yard deck. Attached to the house at one end and sitting on posts and beam at the other end. The rafters are 13' long with 1/2" plywood sheathing and comp shingles over.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: We are in Auburn,Ca. so the snow load is low
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
do you need more info?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
All I need is a size and how many 1 3/4" LVL's it will take to span 18'.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Sorry for the delay
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Is this for a ridge beam or a beam at the eave?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
What is the span of the beam?