Sometimes beam damage is obvious, and other times it can take a considerable amount of detective work because layers of fillers and paints can mask the damage. If you have not maintained or inspected your beams in a while, it may be time to call in a licensed contractor. But before taking that step, there are telltale signs pointing to damage that you should look for yourself.
The calling cards for damaged overhanging beams are crumbling or warped beam-ends—both signs of advanced decay. Peeling paint, caulking that has separated from the wood, and the presence of mildew or fungus can also indicate moisture problems.
On beams, check for wood that is pushing downward, and for beam undersides that balloon out. When a beam looks like it comes in, it could be a sign of dry rot or termites. Please call the Elite Construction team to identify exposed beam dry rot damage repair.