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Simply a Better Window & Door Header!

EH Lite Facts

The EH Lite offers many of the same benefits of the ExpressHeader at a reduced price point. Contractors will appreciate the ease of installation at the job site, and homeowners will enjoy the increased energy efficiency that equals a cost savings in their annual heating and cooling costs.

  • Stocked in both 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ widths and depth sizes of 11-1/4″, 9″, 7-1/4″, 5-1/2″
  • Stocked length is 14′, custom lengths available
  • Coated with LVL sealer and bonded with exterior structural adhesive.
  • Full Thermal Break (Foam Core Construction)
    • 3-1/2″ EH Lite = R8.4
    • 5-1/2″ EH Lite = R17.0
  • Value engineered for commercial jobs. Custom depths available (call for details).
  • ICC-ES Evaluation Reports
    • ESR-1962 Foam
    • ESR-2403 LVL & LSL
  • One piece express installation, no assembly needed.
  • Right size every time. Header is always straight, no cupping or twisting. Less call back for drywall problems.

3-1/2″ EH Lite insulated header pictured above.

3-1/2″ Construction Description

1-1/2″ LSL
1-1/2″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
7/16 OSB


5-1/2″ EH Lite insulated header pictured above.

5-1/2″ Construction Description

1-1/2″ LSL
3-1/2″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
7/16 OSB

Install with Ease

  • One-piece express insulation allows for faster construction.
  • Available in lengths up to 14′, cutting is easy and effortless.
  • Two different nailing patterns makes nailing a breeze.
  • Coated for construction site weather protection.

Panelizers and Production Builders around the United States are realizing the benefits of the EH Lite. Since it’s a one-piece install, the days of building window and door headers are over!

Selling Points for your Customer

  • Insulate and reduce energy costs for your customer. Insulation value of R8.4 on the 3-1/2″ and R17 on the 5-1/2″ helps achieve new energy codes.
  • With no cupping, twisting, or bowing, there are less drywall problems.

 Installation Notes

The EH Lite can be installed with the LVL side facing in or out. A 2-x must be nailed to the top to control rotation and a proper bearing installed at each end. Download the EH Lite Flyer for additional installation details.

***Example of improper installation!*** When dropping header down from top plate a 2-x must be installed on top of header in which to nail studs. Proper bearing must be installed at each end.