Most door frames that are 4 feet wide or less require a 2 by 6 header.
10 garage door header size.
Header the header is ideally a minimum 12 wide micro laminated beam that spans the width of the garage door opening.
I framed my basement when finishing it but nothing this wide.
Standard systems require 10 inches of headroom while some require 12 inches while garage door openers often require an additional three inches of clearance.
Would like opinions on the size of header beam needed for a 10 wide garage door on the gable end of the building.
Measure the backroom the distance from the garage door.
All documentation i have found on header sizing refers to load bearing walls.
Building a structural header for a garage door opening can be handled on the jobsite and will offer the same structural support as more expensive solid wood beams.
Measure the width of your door frame.
Measure the head room the distance between the top of the door opening or door jamb header and the ceiling of the garage.
I am wanting to add a divider wall in my garage to separate a work space from the parking area.
Number of plies and jacks in 2 2 x 8 2 2 x 10 2 2 x 12 3 2 x 10 3 2 x 12 4 2 x 12.
The procedure for constructing a header for 6 inch exterior wall framing can be modified for any wall thickness.
Header spans for exterior walls on buildings 20 wide.
Between 4 and 5 feet the header should be built 2 inches wide and 8 inches long while a larger opening needs a header that is 2 by 12.
Tables providing size selections for various beam spans and loading combinations for southern pine dimension lumber and southern pine glued laminated timber are available for the following applications.
I got a great deal on a 10 foot wide by 7 foot tall roll up door.
Window door garage door headers supporting roof loads only.
Roof ceiling 6 10 1 8 5 2 9 9 2 10 6 1 12 2 2 14 1 1 roof ceiling center bearing floor.
When in doubt use 2 by 12 inch headers.