RedHeader PRO™ Rough Opening System

provides versatility for walls and ceilings contractors

Designed to replace conventional boxed headers and built-up jambs and provide better results in half the time.

Description

This system provides versatility for walls and ceilings contractors. Most notably, RedHeader Pro uses the same-sized member for the jamb and header. This allows for even greater functionality, while still reducing the amount of material by up to 50 percent. RedHeader Pro also eliminates “capped” members, which allows fasteners to drive through only a single thickness of steel.

Contractors will also notice that the top of the header is open and the header and jamb assembly are flush. This design allows for easy install of the insulation while virtually eliminating the need to pre-insulate headers prior to installation.

The new HDSC Header Bracket uses less steel than the original blue Drop ’N Lock™ Clip. The combination of a more economical shape and the elimination of the painting process is also in keeping with our green initiative.

RedHeader PRO™ can cut your labor time in half.

It’s designed to replace conventional boxed headers and built-up jambs and provide better results in half the time. One-piece headers and jambs eliminate the additional studs, track and screws required to frame conventional rough openings. Headers and jambs are also pre-cut to specified lengths to eliminate field cutting.

Construction Advantages:

  • Eliminates built-up jambs and boxed or lay-in headers.
  • Reduces material pieces and screws by up to 50%.
  • The header easily slides into the HDSC Clip.
  • Eliminates "capped" members, allowing drywall screws to drive through only one thickness of material.
  • Header stud allows for easier fit of rigid insulation without additional cutting.
  • Opened jamb stud does not require pre-insulating.
  • SAVES LABOR in installation and handling!

RedHeader PRO Header Profile

Header Widths:

  • 3-5/8", 4", 6", 8"

Header Flanges:

  • 3" and 3-1/2"
    (3-1/2" flange only available in 54, 68 and 97mils)

Header Lip/Return:

  • 1" returns

Header Thickness:

  • 33mils (20ga) 33 ksi
  • 43mils (18ga) 33 ksi
  • 54mils (16ga) 50 ksi
  • 68mils (14ga) 50 ksi
  • 97mils (12ga) 50 ksi
    All material CP60 (CP90 available)

Header lengths should be ordered 1/2" shorter than opening width to fit inside HDSC Clips (Header Length = Inside of Jamb to Inside of Jamb Minus 1/2")
ALL HEADERS ARE UNPUNCHED.

Jamb Profile

Jamb Widths:

  • 3-5/8," 4," 6" and 8"

Jamb Flanges:

  • 3" and 3-1/2"
    (3-1/2" flange only available in 54, 68 and 97mils)

Jamb Lip/Return:

  • 1" return

Jamb Thickness:

  • 33mils (20ga) 33 ksi
  • 43mils (18ga) 33 ksi
  • 54mils (16ga) 50 ksi
  • 68mils (14ga) 50 ksi
  • 97mils (12ga) 50 ksi
    All material G60 (G90 available)

HDSC Header Bracket (HDSC)

The perfect complement to the RedHeader PRO™ and HDS® Framing system. This simple, yet innovative header bracket turns curtain-wall header installation from a two-person job into a one-person job. This unique, pre-punched clip also eliminates surface head fastener buildup that can create finishing challenges.

Visit the HDSC Header Bracket Product Page For more infomation

Header Cripple Stud Clip

Why use a Cripple Stud Clip with the RedHeader Pro or HDS System?

  • Eliminates the header track material and is a more economical alternative
  • Extra long return legs on RedHeader PRO or HDS allows for ease of attachment
  • Top of header is open, allowing for easy install of the insulation. No need to "pre-insulate" headers prior to installation

Visit the Header Cripple Stud Clip Product Page For more infomation
 

Technical Data

Limiting Heights

Forget Using Complex Tables
Multiple tables (Header, Jamb and Header Clip Tables) for Opening Systems need to be cross referenced and are limited to keep them simplified.

Try the ClarkDietrich iTools RedHeader PRO Lookup Tool

  • Interactive user filters for opening type and design requirements
  • Checks systems that work together as required by design
  • Creates a Design & Submittal Package​​

If you would like for our Tech Team to help with choosing the right RedHeader PRO system, sumbit a RedHeader PRO Sizing Sheet to ClarkDietrich Technical Services.

Installation

HEADER LENGTHS SHOULD BE ORDERED 1/2" SHORTER THAN OPENING WIDTH TO FIT INSIDE CLIPS (Header Length = Inside of Jamb to Inside of Jamb Minus 1/2").

Resources

Catalogs

 

ASTM & Code Standards

  • AISI S100-12 and S100-07 w/S2-10 supplements
  • Effective properties incorporate the strength increase from cold work of forming•Structural framing is produced to meet or exceed ASTM C955
  • Sheet steel meets or exceeds mechanical and chemical requirements of ASTM A1003
  • SDS & Product Certification Information is available at www.clarkdietrich.com
Submittals

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Submittal sheets for the exact product you're looking for can be created by using ClarkDietrich's SubmittalPro® Product Submittal System.

Most common redheader pro submittals can be found below:

Size / Thickness Header or Jamb Stud Header Bracket
3-5/8" 33mils (20ga) 362PRO300-33 (33ksi, CP60)

HDSC-33 Header Bracket

6" 33mils (20ga) 600PRO300-33 (33ksi, CP60)
3-5/8" 54mils (16ga) 362PRO300-54 (50ksi, CP60) HDSC-68 Header Bracket
6" 54mils (16ga) 600PRO300-54 (50ksi, CP60)