Using a header hanger for window header balloon framing
Folks, I am replacing an old window, with a new during a massive renovation to a 100-year old farm house.
I have taken out a large window, to find that there is no header-- I expected to find just that.
My thought is to use header hangers by simpson. They claim to be approved by building code, and I know my inspector will pass it (this is not my concern).
My question is if anyone else has use these in the past? I think it will keep the plaster destruction to a minimal, improve the current non-existent header, and be pretty simple to snap a new header in and off to the next project.
The only reason I am considering this is because the new window is significantly shorter, allowing me to keep old framing in place, and simply add this beefy header below the old framework.
Any thoughts about these header hangers?