Steel vs. Masonry Lintel Comparison

Allowable Uniform Load (lbs.)

PowersSPAN PS8 Standard Lintels are Stronger Than Mansonry Lintels, and Easier to Install!

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Lintel Height
16"
24"
32"
40"
48"
Reinforcement
2#4 2#5 2#6 2#4 2#5 2#6 2#4 2#5 2#6 2#4 2#5 2#6 2#4 2#5 2#6
Type of
Lintel
Opening
Span
- - -
Masonry
Lintel
2'-0" 3098 3020 2953

Powers
Steel

2'-0"

6881 6881 6881
ML 2'-8" 2321 2262 2212

PS

2'-8"

5161 5161 5161
ML 3'-4" 1851 1841 1773

PS

3'-4"

4129 4129 4129
ML 4'-0" 1549 1510 1475 2850 2592 2541

PS

4'-0"

3441 3441 3441 4777 4777 4777
ML 4'-8" 1327 1292 1255 2270 2220 2177

PS

4'-8"

2949 2949 2949 4095 4095 4095
ML 5'-4" 1163 1133 1108 1989 1945 1907
PS 5'-4" 2580 2580 2580 3583 3583 3583
ML 6'-0" 1033 1007 984 1767 1728 1894 2510 2461 2418 3259 3201 3149
PS 6'-0" 2294 2294 2294 3185 3185 3185 4076 4076 4076 4967 4967 4967
ML 6'-8" 929 905 885 1539 1555 1524 2258 2214 2175 2932 2880 2833
PS 6'-8" 2064 2064 2064 2866 2866 2866 3668 3668 3668 4470 4470 4470
ML 7'-4" 845 824 806 1446 1415 1387 2055 2015 1979 2685 2821 2578

PS

7'-4" 1877 1877 1877 2606 2606 2606 3335 3335 3335 4064 4064 4064
ML 8'-0" 775 755 738 1325 1298 1271 1862 1846 1813 2444 2401 2382 3009 2960 2915

PS

8'-0" 1720 1720 1720 2389 2389 2389 3075 3075 3075 3725 3725 3725 4393 4393 4393
ML 8'-8" 715 697 681 1228 1196 1172 1737 1703 1675 2255 2216 2179 2777 2731 2590
PS 8'-8" 1588 1588 1588 2205 2205 2205 2822 2822 2822 3439 3439 3439 4055 4055 4055
ML 9'-4" 618 647 633 1058 1111 1090 1501 1583 1555 1949 2059 2025 2399 2538 2499
PS 9'-4" 1475 1475 1475 2047 2047 2047 2620 2620 2620 3193 3193 3193 3766 3766 3766
ML 10'-0" 558 604 591 919 1037 1017 1306 1477 1451 1896 1921 1890 2088 2368 2532
PS 10'-0" 1376 1376 1376 1911 1911 1911 2445 2445 2445 2980 2980 2980 3515 3515 3515
ML 12'-0" 373 474 492 638 864 847 907 1231 1209 1178 1601 1575 1450 1973 1943
PS 12'-0" 1147 1147 1147 1592 1592 1592 2038 2038 2038 2483 2483 2483 2929 2929 2929
ML 14'-0" 274 348 384 469 711 726 867 1013 1086 855 1318 1350 1055 1624 1668
PS 14'-0" 983 983 983 1365 1365 1365 1747 1747 1747 2129 2129 2129 2511 2511 2511
ML 16'-0" 210 266 294 359 545 635 510 776 907 683 1009 1181 816 1244 1457
PS 16'-0" 860 860 860 1194 1194 1194 1523 1523 1523 1863 1863 1863 2197 2197 2197
ML 18'-0" 166 211 232 284 430 557 403 613 806 524 797 1050 645 983 1295
PS 18'-0" 765 765 765 1062 1062 1062 1359 1359 1359 1656 1656 1656 1953 1953 1953
ML 20'-0" 134 171 188 230 349 451 327 496 692 424 646 901 622 798 1113
PS 20'-0" 643 643 643 955 955 955 1223 1223 1223 1490 1490 1490 1757 1757 1757
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