Headers For A Window In A Block Wall - Windows and Doors - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

headers for a window in a block wall


I want to cut a whole on the exterior of the house and place a window I know what tools I have to use and have a plan to cut it but I dont know if I have to use a header for the window or not and if I do how and what do I make it out of?

Advertisement

tlstanley84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 07:26 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

headers for a window in a block wall


The main supporting member in block or brick is usually a steel angle or "T" beam, 3/8-1/2 thick. Sometimes a prestressed concrete beam is used.

Advertisement

Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Door opening in load bearing block wall SS396 Building & Construction 12 09-13-2010 06:27 PM
Installaton of Exterior French Door in 8" Block Wall kgt55 Building & Construction 6 06-20-2009 10:59 AM
Mortar bed removal from block wall Douger_F Building & Construction 8 04-15-2009 08:47 AM
Half-height Cinder Block wall Electrical theatretch85 Electrical 11 04-09-2009 12:49 AM
Window frame not flush with finished wall Stubbie Carpentry 9 06-24-2008 03:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts