Windows – sagging lintel


Listed under: Interior, framing, windows

Cause

Lintel is not adequate for opening span

Repair

  • remove window; replace lintel with a larger lintel; replace window
  • a building consent may be required before structural repair work can be carried out. 

Cause

If a cantilevered lintel, the cantilever may too great for the roof load; that is, over a window with a glass-to-glass corner joint

Repair

  • remove window; install a post at the corner to prevent further sagging of the lintel; install new windows
  • a building consent may be required before structural repair work can be carried out.