Remodeling Brick House...LINTELs for Windows/Slider Door Install?
I need to re-Install a large garden window and sliding glass door on a load bearing wall of a single story brick house sitting on a slab.
The headers/lintels currently used are a 4x4 wood above the window and a lintel is above the slider door but it is 6" TOO short on BOTH sides.
This again is a load bearing wall and these two openings are right next to each other (within 6 feet).
The previous owner also just "CATHEDRALLED" the living room ceiling; adding/changing stress loads to the area.
HOW SHOULD I SUPPORT THE OPENINGS/WALL/ROOF WHEN I REMOVE THE WINDOW (AND/OR DOOR (AT THE SAME TIME???)) TO INSTALL THE CORRECT LINTELS AND FRAMING FOR THE WINDOW/DOOR????
IF ANYONE HAS DONE THIS, PLEASE ADVISE ME. THANKS IN ADVANCE.