Originally Posted by jvynl
how do i install an overhead header to cover a 12 ft opening in a load bearing wall. i believe that i can attach the header above the rafters using joist hangers and run my studs thru my rafters to support the header. can anyone give me more input on my questions. thanx
Confusing, rafter are what hold the roof up.
The supports under the beam are called jack studs, and if they ran through the beam how would it hold it up?
You really need someone on site that knows what there looking at to speck a beam.