The Bigger Picture
Conditions promoting serious beam rot include poor design, faulty construction, and defective repairs or alterations. Roof beam installations should never proceed without incorporating specifications with an emphasis on keeping them dry. Repairing damage that is the result of inherently flawed applications, usually involves reconstructing the problem areas, and employing sound building principles in the process. In other words, strive to correct the condition that led to the moisture damage.
Shortcut approaches to repair (those that shore up, cut off, or cover up the damaged area) are often effectively unstable, take on a cobbled appearance, and conspicuously detract from the architectural aesthetics, and potentially the value of the home.
Below are varied examples of the ineffective repairs mentioned above. You can click on any photo to enlarge it in a new window.
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