Replaced Damaged Window Header

Replacing a damaged window header usually isn't going to be a home repair task that I would recommend to most do-it-yourselfers. In the picture above, you can see that the window was replaced, the drywall was removed and it looks like they installed a new insulation.

One of the reasons why I don't say just that most do-it-yourselfers replace window headers, is that you might not know how much weight that specific window header is actually holding up. I would hate to see a section of the home fall down, once you remove your window header.

If you're planning on replacing the window header anyway, make sure that you do a little investigating, to make sure that you're not going to have any problems, once you remove the window header.

I don't recommend replacing damaged window headers in the lower sections of 2, 3 or four story buildings.

I don't recommend do-it-yourselfers to remove any window headers on windows that are larger than 4 feet wide.

If you open up the drywall on the interior or open up the exterior wall and find and engineered window header, in other words, you have a small glue lam, paralam or micro lamb beam for your window header, I don't recommend that you attempt to replace and repair of this window header either.

If you're not comfortable doing a certain home repair, you probably shouldn't do it. Contact a professional who has the experience necessary to do the home repair.