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Old 09-09-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Wrapping an LVL beam


Hello, I'll be constructing a large carport that uses LVL beams around the perimeter to support the roof. What are some possibilities for wrapping them that would make sense in this application? They will be riding in Simpson Strong Tie post caps. thanks in advance
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Why would you want to wrap them?
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My understanding is LVL should be wrapped for exterior use.
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The only protection that it should have from the weather is during jobsite storage or shipping by being wrapped in order to provide moister protection. Also end a edge sealing of the product will enhance its resistance to moister penetration. If it is left open for exterior use then you would have to apply a sealer for protection. You can contact the suppler for the recommended sealer for their product if required.
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good to know and thanks for the replies. I have an email in to Universal Forrest Products, which is the manufacturer.
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