OMG! Another beam repair with the customary "Tail Light Guarantee"comments (5) October 18th, 2010 in Project Gallery
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, roofs, restorations, code violations, uh-oh
Learn techniques for protecting the window opening with an angled sill and flashing tapes read more
Show us the the worst work you've seen
Help us learn from other people's mistakes
Sometime people need to see consequences of the wrong way to do something before they understand why it's so important to get it right. Help us enlighten the half-hearted tradespeople out there by posting pictures of shoddy craftsmanship, structural failures, or any other building blunders you've come across in your home-building or remodeling experiences.
Enter your project