Details: Lintels

 "...A lintel is a horizontal structural member (such as a beam) over an opening, which carries the weight of the wall above it. Lintels are usually associated with windows, though such structural members apply to any weight-bearing element or elements over an opening in a wall. They serve as much of an aesthetic purpose as a structural one. Lintels give a visual representation of how the load of the wall is carried across a window opening and down the walls on the sides..."

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