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Superior strength and quality, consistent uniformity and light weight make Kerto® LVL the #1 choice for a variety of applications: beams, joists, headers, rafters, mobile/modular applications, scaffold plank, staging, bleacher seats, cross arms, ladder rails, truss chord material and other industrial uses.
Kerto® LVL is a state-of-the-art light weight engineered wood product, offering the good looks and easy workability of natural solid sawn lumber while eliminating weaknesses like knot holes, warping and cupping. The veneers are laminated with the grain oriented to the long direction of the billet, so Kerto® LVL is excellent where long spans are needed.
Stronger, straighter and easier to build with because of its light weight and excellent workability, Kerto® LVL also offers excellent appearance and finishing characteristics. Kerto® LVL also offers good acoustical performance and fire resistance.
Its stability, uniformity and quality make Kerto® LVL the optimum choice for industrial applications like manufactured housing. Its ease of installation and superior properties of Kerto® LVL Ridge Beams can significantly reduce in-plant labor costs and produce a superior home.
Kerto LVL is available with WeatherGuard moisture protection treatment. WeatherGuard is a special surface treatment which makes the surfaces of Kerto LVL hydrophobic and provides temporary protection for the product against rain during the construction period. Thus the treatment significantly reduces swelling and other unwanted effects of moisture. The treatment doesn't affect the mechanical properties of the product and doesn't contain any biocides.
Finnwood® 2.3 SR1 USA is a structural design software program provided free of charge by Metsä Wood USA for the calculation of individual timber structures using Kerto® LVL products.
Register and download Finnwood USA here.
Kerto® LVL is an environmentally-friendly product manufactured in Finland of 3mm spruce veneers from forests managed under the Finnish Forest Certification System. The forestry is audited by the Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI) according to the ISO14001 environmental standard and the ISO 9001 quality standard. The wood is procured according to the Pan-European Forest Certification (PEFC) standard.
Dimensions: lengths: 8' - 60', thickness: 3/4" - 3-1/2", width: 3-5/8" - 24".
Kerto® LVL has all U.S. Building Code Approvals in place including ESR-3633 and TER 0812.
For more information, contact
Metsä Wood USA sales.