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Placing a lintel above a window?

Would you still need to place a lintel above a window if a roof was right above the window or is other another alternative for supporting the window from the roof load?

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Yes you would need to install a lintel above all windows with any load above, in this particular scenario the load of the roof could potentially sag and damage the window/glass over time so I would recommend a lintel in this case at all times. The roof plate should span accross the lintel too for somewhere to fix the rafters and also help with strength of lintel.

2019-02-17T10:15:02+00:00

Answered 17th Feb 2019

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