ExpressHeader insulated header


Simply a Better Window & Door Header…Since 2003!

ExpressHeader Facts

Developed to be a cost reducing, time saving, energy efficient window and door header for 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ construction. The ExpressHeader is a structural product manufactured with 1-1/4″ APA approved LVL. The LVL material is tested for roof and floor loads, available in 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ widths. An Expanded Polystyrene foam core helps eliminate unnecessary wood fiber, allowing you to utilize only what is needed structurally.

  • Stocked in both 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ widths and depth sizes of 7-1/4″, 9-1/4″ & 11-1/4″
  • Stocked length is 16′, custom lengths available.
  • Bonded with exterior structural adhesive.
  • Full Thermal Break (Foam Core Construction)
    • 3-1/2″ ExpressHeader = R7.75
    • 5-1/2″ ExpressHeader = R16
  • Value engineered for commercial jobs. Custom depths available (call for details).
  • ICC-ES Evaluation Report
    • ESR-2403
  • 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″ ExpressHeader pictured above.

3-1/2″ Construction Description

1-1/4″ LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
1″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
1-1/4″ LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)


5-1/2″ ExpressHeader pictured above.

5-1/2″ Construction Description

1-1/4″ LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
3″ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
1-1/4″ LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)


Install with Ease

  • One-piece express insulation allows for faster construction.
  • Available in lengths up to 16′, 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 ExpressHeader. 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 R7.75 on the 3-1/2″ and R16 on the 5-1/2″ helps achieve new energy codes.
  • With no cupping, twisting, or bowing, there are less drywall problems.

 Installation Notes

Download the ExpressHeader 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.