324.4.5 Load Bearing Beams and Headers
Load bearing beams and headers shall comply with Table 502.5(1).
1. Bearing beams are not required if the trusses or ceiling joists and rafters bear directly on the columns.
2. Openings on the gable end walls supporting a door or roof total load not exceeding 5 square feet per lineal feet of wall area that require beams or headers must be sized per Table 324.4.5.
GABLE END HEADER SIZES
|Opening Width (feet)||10||12||16|
|Header Size (inches)||2-2 ×8||2-2 × 10||2-2 × 12|