RedLam™ Laminated Veneer Lumber

RedLam™ LVL Beams and Headers

RedLam™ Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams work well in applications all over the structure. No matter where they're used, they install quickly with little or no waste. RedLam™ LVL is very stable and resists warping, splitting and shrinking.

RedLam™ LVL can be used as main carrying beams, flush beams, headers and wall framing. The RedLam™ LVL manufacturing process removes and disperses the natural defects inherent in wood and produces a product that is strong, dimensionally stable and very reliable.

Stronger than nature

Our production process creates wood members with structural qualities equal to or greater than equivalent sizes of dimensional lumber and most glulam beams.

To produce RedLam™ Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), sheets of veneer peeled from logs are carefully dried, ultrasonically graded for strength, and evaluated to ensure uniform thickness and moisture content. The sheets are coated with adhesive, layered and subjected to heat and pressure to achieve a permanent bond. This process minimizes many of the natural inconsistencies found in wood, such as knots, splits and wane. The result is an engineered wood product that can support heavy loads and can be precision-cut for a variety of applications including wood beams, headers and Red-I™ I-joist flanges.

Features & Benefits

  • Can easily be built up on site to reduce heavy lifting
  • Offers reliable and economical solutions for beams and headers
  • Engineered wood minimizes many of the natural inconsistencies found in timber

RedLam™ LVL headers and beams are available in the following sizes:

  • Width: 1-3⁄4", 3-1/2", 5-1/4" & 7"
  • Depths: 9-1⁄2", 11-7⁄8", 14", 16", 18", 20", 22", and 24"
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RedBuilt™ engineered wood Red-I™ I-joists, Open-Web trusses, RedLam™ LVL and connectors are suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications where design efficiency, installed cost, labor savings and aesthetics are primary considerations. Over the last five decades, RedBuilt™ has become the first choice of architects, engineers, contractors and building owners on a diverse array of projects including:

  • Office buildings
  • Schools and universities
  • Strip malls
  • National chain store locations
  • Hotels and motels
  • Multifamily housing
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Heavy industry sites
  • Large storage facilities

For specific information on these commercial building applications, please click on the links to the left.

Apartments, Condos, Assisted Living Facilities, Hotels and Motels all share the same design challenges; certified fire & sound ratings, economics and post-sale logistics. Owner/Developers are looking for companies like RedBuilt™ that can provide an economical floor or roof joist and provide the shop drawing and package/delivery logistics required to keep the project coming in on time.

Likewise, general & framing contractors need to partner with companies like RedBuilt™ that understand their specific logistical needs so they too can perform on time and under budget. RedBuilt™ will help work through all the common “gotchas” on Multi-Family projects like plumbing drops, duct penetrations & sheathing layout. Our experienced team can help you save money.

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