I am in the process of finishing a bedroom in my basement. I need to add a window to the room and the selected wall is poured concrete. I need to know if I have to add a header above the window in the concrete.
The building inspector was of no help.
- The wall is parallel to the floor joists above
- The roof slopes towards this wall
- The desired window size is 4' x 3'
I would like to simply cut the hole for the window and frame it with some pt 2 x 12. The main reason for avoiding the header is aesthetics. There is no siding on this portion of the house and I want to avoid having to side it.