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Help treating/sealing exterior beams

by Scojo
posted 02-19-2017 09:28 PM


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Rich

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 10:03 PM

It’s difficult to get a feel for the scale of the damage from the photos. Are you thinking about simply sealing the wood, or do you wish to try to restore it?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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dhazelton

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 10:11 PM

Did they cut the beams to inset the gutter? That’s a design element that’s destined to fail, especially in snow country. If it were me I’d cut those rafter tails off so the rot doesn’t wick up into the wood under the roof. If that’s unacceptable to you I’d try to bend sheet metal to cap them and slide that up as far as you can.

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 10:33 PM



...cut those rafter tails off so the rot doesn’t wick up …. under the roof. (or) ... try to bend sheet metal to cap them and slide that up as far as you can.

- dhazelton

I agree with the above.

They should have been treated lumber in the first place and sealed right after they went up. If it is only weathering you can fill and paint. If it is rot you should remove and replace them. Rot only gets worse. (This is the way I was taught)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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