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    I could not find anything on this. Do you know if this type of LVL is rated for exterior exposure.

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    No - does not appear to be approved for exterior use based on #5.3 of the attached PDF; Never mind, I can't figure out how to attach a PDF, I'll PM it to you in a minute.
    I did some research on exterior LVL's a few years ago. From what I vaguely remember exterior rated ones are much darker in color. Sorry don't remember anymore than that.

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    Thanks


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    Default Re: Exterior LVL

    Do you see the label where it says ESR 1210? That means there is a report on file with the ICC. Here is the link to the report.

    http://www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_fi...S/ESR-1210.pdf


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    It doesn't directly address rating regarding exterior exposure.


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    Default Re: Exterior LVL

    So that means that it is not rated for the exterior!


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    Well that would make sense


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    Matthew, if you read #5.3 in the ESR, it states, dry condition of use, covered and no more than 16 percent moisture content.
    I don't live in your location but I doubt Utah weather would comply with that. Therefore, NOT approved for exterior use.

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    Default Re: Exterior LVL

    The main point I was making is that you can find information on an item when it (the item) has the ESR number on there.


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    Markus, thanks. I can't seem to bring that report back up.


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