How to Build Window Headers and Door Headers


Want to add a new window or door to an exterior weight-bearing wall? We’ll explain how headers work and give you some tips on how to design the opening so it supports the weight of your house. You’ll learn how to assemble king and jack studs and see how they connect to the header. And, we’ll show you the three main header styles materials: solid, laminated and engineered lumber, and wood I-Beam.


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