Framing a new 16 ft x 6.8ft door


Old 03-07-12, 07:41 PM
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Framing a new 16 ft x 6.8ft door

I am doing a kitchen remodel and I want to knock out the wall leading to the backyard. Currently, there is a normal sliding glass door and a regular 36" door. I want to install a 16' x 6.8' sliding glass door. This is a single story, brick exterior home with 8' ceilings. This portion of the house is 22'. What type of framing do I need to do in order to support the roof line, if any? There should be a main beam to support the roof, correct???
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Old 03-07-12, 08:03 PM
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That's a big opening, and you didn't describe the roof load over this opening. I would assume that the rafters all land on this exterior wall. I can't be sure that a 4x12x17' glulam would be sufficient... that's something you'd probably need an architect or engineer to sign off on. Not really the kind of info you can get on the internet sight unseen. Being in Florida, there are also uplift concerns, so the roof connections would have to be addressed. Welcome to the forums, BTW.

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