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OMG! Another beam repair with the customary "Tail Light Guarantee"

comments (8) October 18th, 2010 in Project Gallery
thebeamguy thebeamguy, member

Interior of OMG beam
Interior veiw of OMG beam home
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Photo: The Beam Guy

This is a load-bearing roof beam on a mid-century modern home. The beam is exposed on the interior and spans from, and is framed into, opposing exterior walls. The cantilevered end supports the eave framing, with rafters and bridging traveling along it's length (vaulted ceilings inside). In the original construction, the projection of the beam beyond the roof edge was six inches. This was indeed an attempt at a dryrot repair.


I cringe at the thought of two or three roofers gathering in this area of the deck, unaware of the lack of support below...


I imagine this work was accompanied by the customary tail-light guarantee...

Design or Plan used: "Wing-It" Engineering Technologies, an LOL company and subsidiary of LMAO inc.
posted in: Project Gallery, framing, restorations, roofs, code violations, uh-oh
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Comments (8)

wwwhomeequitycarecom wwwhomeequitycarecom writes: At least they left some of the moisture rot damage so it would infect the unprotected raw wood more quickly. It's critical in lowest bid situations to leave lots of work for the next guy to correct. If building envelopes, cladding and framing was done correctly we wouldn't have as much to do.
Posted: 2:39 pm on February 9th

loco335 loco335 writes: Wow, what creative craftsmanship. Now the real question is, how can we make this job right?

I'm not so sure of the cantilever, but how about the roof rafters. Would "sistering" the short one's be a good start?

Posted: 11:04 pm on November 12th

ForensicGuy ForensicGuy writes: Opening questions for a start: Where did the owner put the insurance certificate for the repairing contractor? Copies of the permits and contractor’s license are in the file? Has the local building inspector signed off on this? I take it the contract did not address any distressed rafter/s beyond the beam repair?

This is a prime example of an owner not doing any Due-diligences.

Posted: 12:44 pm on October 10th

Brentwood Brentwood writes: As a contractor and home inspector, whenever a client asks the question about some really stupid repair: "Why did they do that?" Most of the time, there really is no logical answer except "Because they could."
Posted: 10:49 am on November 8th

rubbaduck rubbaduck writes: Just when you think it's safe to go up on the roof!
Posted: 3:14 pm on November 2nd

vinnmax vinnmax writes: Probably comes with "NO MONEY BACK GAURANTEE"
Posted: 10:18 am on October 31st

Deedlee Deedlee writes: That is insane.
Posted: 1:04 am on October 27th

TheTimberTailor TheTimberTailor writes: Yikes!! I think this needs to be added to all the fine work shown at "" It would rank right up there with some of the best!
Posted: 11:23 pm on October 18th

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