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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.


Answered 17th Feb 2019

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