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"Correct! For this gable-end wall the window opening needs a header to support any load that may transfer from the ridge."
Who writes this stuff? Last time I checked, barns have been built for hundreds of years without a ridge. Ridges are just something people came up with to hold the rafters while they're at lunch until they get back to flop the roof.
What's the point of putting headers in non-load-bearing walls; other than to keep my heating bill high?
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