Make sure everyone is aware of the plan, the wall with the garage door header or headers can be very top heavy. With the introduction of the big SUV’s in recent years many builders and homeowners have started installing 8′ garage doors in place of the more common 7′ door. I’ve have a concrete foundation.i. want to put in a 9×7 garage door & a 3’door(pre frame/pre hung). 2×6 framing for the garage door? i’m not sure about headers for garage door either. Your roof might not bear on this wall the garage door is in, but if it does, the generall rule of thumb for opennings is to use a double 2×6 for up to six foot openning, 2×8 for 8′, 2×10 for ten foot, etc. However the program uses a 2×6 header over the large Garage Door. If you have 8 foot walls, and a 7 foot opening, a 2×12 should slide right in.
I’m planning on installing a 7’x9′ garage door in a walkout basement of one a one story ranch on the gable side wall. Think of a beam with a web of 7 to 8 feet high. thats what the sheathing does. I have a 22 ft load bearing wall with a 18′ 3 header constructed out of 2 2x12s with 1/2 inch plywood sandwiched between for a double car garage door. And what is the dimension from your header to the bottom of your truss? I would worry about the header flopping in and out as well. And head room changes with a door over 8 feet tall.
Step 8: Framing the overhead door header and top plate. 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. Garage door header Garage & Workshop. The door is 16 wide and 8 foot tall. What is in your guys garage; what do you reccommend? Single story, shingle roof, wood siding, garage to be 7×16 feet, aluminum. 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. I built a 3 car garage some years ago with one 16′ door and one 8′ door.
Garage Door Header Size
I assume you are wondering what size header to use for the framing and how to support that header. You should: consult your local building department they can tell you. Want to add a new window or door to an exterior weight-bearing wall? Garage doors and other large openings require headers too beefy to be made from standard lumber. There is also a wider 7 version available in depths up to 28 7/8. Dave is spot on. are the doors in the gable end wall of the garage, or are they in the side wall? if it is in the gable end wall, you probably are not load bearing, and so the header won’t be too huge. I want park my Tahoe in the garage, but right now the doors are 8 feet wide and my tahoe is 7 feet wide, so there isn’t much room for error!!!.