SJS Components

SJS Components
Scott Brown
ph: (260) 578-0192

Made In USA

The ExpressHeader and EH LITE are insulated window and door headers manufactured exclusively by SJS Components. Developed to help builders cut the cost of construction and installation, the ExpressHeader and EH LITE's one-piece express install process reduces cost, saves time and increases energy efficiency.

Located near Warsaw, Indiana, SJS Components partners with distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada. View our list of distributors at the bottom of this page. For more information regarding the ExpressHeader or EH LITE, contact Scott Brown at (260) 578-0192 or e-mail


Express Header


3-1/2" ExpressHeader
pictured above

Express Header logo

Insulate & Install with Ease
Simply a Better Window & Door Header...Since 2003!

  • Insulation value of R16 helps achieve new energy codes.
  • One-piece express insulation allows for faster construction.
  • LVL material tested for roof and floor loads, available in 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" widths.
  • Full engineering, including software/charts.
  • Coated for construction site weather protection.
  • Include the ExpressHeader in your next project and get the right size every time.

ExpressHeader Facts
SJS Components ExpressHeader was developed to be a cost reducing, time saving, energy efficient window and door header for 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" construction. The ExpressHeader is a structural product manufactured with 1-1/4" APA approved LVL. Its foam core is an Expanded Polystyrene that helps eliminate unnecessary wood fiber. This allows you to utilize only what is needed structurally.

Builder & Customer Benefits
Panelizers and Production Builders around the United States are realizing the benefits of the ExpressHeader. Since it is a one-piece "express" install, the days of building window and door headers are over. Available in lengths up to 16', cutting is easy and effortless. Two different nailing patterns also makes nailing a breeze.

Not only does the ExpressHeader save you time, it offers a strong selling point for you to your customers. Many window and door headers are not insulated. However, the ExpressHeader offers an R Value of 7.75 on the 3-1/2" and 16 on the 5-1/2". This will help your customer reduce their energy use since the whole wall will now be insulated.


EH Lite


5-1/2" EH LITE
pictured above

EH LITE logo

Introducing the EH LITE!
Now available from SJS Components, the EH LITE offers many of the same benefits of the ExpressHeader at a reduced price point. Constructed of 1-1/4" LVL, Expanded Polystyrene and 7/16 OSB, the EH LITE is stocked in both 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" widths x 11-1/4" depth. The 3-1/2" width includes 1-3/4" Expanded Polystyrene and the 5-1/2" width is constructed of 3-3/4" Expanded Polystyrene.

R Value
Full Thermal Break (Foam Core Construction)
3-1/2" EH Lite = R9.0
5-1/2" EH Lite = R17.4

load tables EH LITE

Installation Notes
The EH LITE can be installed with the LVL side facing in or out. A 2-x must be nailed to the top to control rotation and a proper bearing installed at each end.

Download the flyer for additional information and installation details.


***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.




SJS Components partners with the following distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Now available in a 200 mile radius of Chicago.
Contact U.S. GLU-LAM.

US Glu Lam

2150 Dolton Rd
Calumet City IL 60409
(708) 535-6506

Available in MI, IN and OH.

Tri-State Forest Products

Available in ND, SD, WY, MN, ID and WA.


Distributing the ExpressHeader only, available in IN and OH.

Forest Products Group


Phoenix Building Components

106 Saunders Rd., Unit 12, Barrie, ON L4N 9A8
1-888-262-2524 toll free | 705-733-3843 local | 705-733-3718 fax

North Counties Supply

26 Sand St., PO Box 179
Philadelphia, NY 13673
1-800-721-2255 toll free | 315-642-3401 local | 315-642-5052 fax

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