About Door Header Size Calculator
A door header size calculator is a tool used to determine the size of the header required for a door opening based on the width and height of the opening, and the type of load the header will be supporting. The header is the horizontal structural member that sits on top of the door opening and supports the weight of the structure above the door.
The size of the header required depends on the width of the door opening, the height of the opening, the type of load (dead load, live load, snow load), and the type of header (single or double).
The formula for calculating the door header size varies depending on the load being supported and the header type being used, but generally, it is calculated by multiplying the width of the opening by the height of the opening and multiplying that number by a certain value based on the load and header type.
Door header size calculators are commonly used in construction and carpentry to determine the correct size for a door header. They can be found in spreadsheet software or as online calculators and can be used to calculate the size of a door header based on the width and height of the opening, and the type of load the header will be supporting.
It’s important to use the appropriate calculator based on the specific loading conditions of the building and the type of header being used.