||07-15-2012 07:04 PM
Is a temporary wall necessary?
I have a back wall to my house. It is load bearing and I believe it may have a beam in it or at least headers above the 3 sliding doors across the back. I want to replace 2 of the sliders with some windows. I want to replace 1 slider with a new one.
I thought I could pull out the sliders and frame accordingly for windows and just pop in the new slider. A friend tells me I need to build a temporary wall to carry the weight. How could sliding doors be carrying weight right now? Is that possible? I guess the temporary wall isn't a bad idea, but is it necessary?