We’ve all seen 16′ 2 x 12 garage door headers sag, even in a gable wall let alone in a load bearing situation. With the use of micro lam beams, getting the proper size header should be easy. Check with your local building department. For a span that is 16′, I usually use a minimum of 3- 1 3/4 x 11 7/8 LVL. A new spacious garage is the answer, and this is the Instructable to make it possible. Since most of this wall is empty space, it is easier to build two little walls on each side with the jack studs for the main beam and then lift the overhead door header into place. Is it safe to use a 12 foot 2×4 wall with the ridge pole on top of that and install the rafters to just one half.
I build custom homes up to about 7500 sq. ft. I doubt if you will be able to frame any kind of header to span 16 feet that won’t sag a little bit. Call a local truss supplier, they usually supply LVL material, glulam, paralam type beams, too. I left a 16-foot opening for the garage door in the 34-foot wall, in the center. I need to install a header beam over the garage door and wondered if I could use a You can learn how to figure the rough opening for any size garage door opening. Hi, just wondering if I need a steel beam to go across the header for my planned garage door that I am going to frame into an existing detached workshop. Single story, shingle roof, wood siding, garage to be 7×16 feet, aluminum. Do the same on either end of the 2X12 with the remaining 2 four foot sections of plywood.
We are looking to install a 4 panel, 16 ft sliding glass door. I understand a new header would be needed, as well as a footer if one doesn’t already exist. Is there a specific size header or depth for footer?. Wouldn’t be much different than a garage door header. 19 reviews of A1 Affordable Garage Door Services I highly recommend. How about turning problems like that 18-ft span over to a professional who will take on legal responsibity for the design via an engineer’s stamp of approval. There’s beauty & precision in having things done exactly right. According to the span tables in an LVL pamphlet I have, it looks like a 5 1/4 x 16 or 5 1/4 x 18 LVL will work. I’ve even seen (2) 1 3/4×12 LVL headers in a 2×4 garage door wall sag while we were framing the house!
Garage Door Header Framing, Crazy Idea?
I have a brick front to my house, and have two 7′ wide foot garage doors which have a roughly 2 foot wide column of brick that separates the doors. In looking at the garage structure, I understand that in order to replace with one door, the header will need to be changed out. Your looking at a minimum of a 16′ span, the only thing you can add lumber wise is 3 LVL beams and they will need to be 11 7/8 x 1 3/4 wide at a minimum. Garage door falling apart? Follow along as our expert shows how to safely install a new garagedoor and how to remove the old one. A standard double garage door is 7 ft. high by 16 ft. wide. Standard single doors are 7 ft. high by 8 or 9 ft. The deflection you see is not a big deal, it would do that with no load at all over time stretched out over 16 ft. Sudden failure is the issue that could occur.