Express2Header insulated window and door headers


Express2Header 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 Express2Header 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″, and 11-1/4″.
  • Stocked length is 16′, custom lengths available.
  • Bonded with exterior structural adhesive.
  • Full Thermal Break (Foam Core Construction)
    • 3-1/2″ Express2Header = R7.75
    • 5-1/2″ Express2Header = 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.
SJS Express2Header ready to ship
16′ stock lengths of the Express2Header, wrapped and ready to ship.

prefabricated insulated header Express2Header
5-1/2″ Express2Header 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)

prefabricated insulated header Express2Header
3-1/2″ Express2Header 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)

Benefits the Builder – 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 Express2Header. Since it’s a one-piece install, the days of building window and door headers are over!

Selling Points for the Homeowner

  • 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 Express2Header Flyer for additional installation details.

EH Lite improper installation sample

***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.