If you have any problems with wood beams or posts that need to be repaired and these structural framing components are holding up large areas of your home, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to contact a professional instead of repairing them on your own. Just a little something to think about, especially if you don’t know very much, about home construction and framing.
If you have a wood beam or post that is damaged and needs to be repaired and it can be done safely and efficiently, then feel free to tackle the job. However, and I’m stressing this lot in this article, you shouldn’t do any repairs that you don’t know anything about. This would include any types of wood beams or wood posts that are major structural components of your home framing system.
In the past, when I did a lot of work for other general contractors and builders, they would contact me to do some of the more difficult structural beam and post repairs. It wasn’t that these people weren’t capable of doing them, most of them were simply afraid to tackle a project like this.
If professionals in the construction business are afraid to tackle some post and beam repairs, you should be also. Make sure that you don’t ever repair something that you’re not comfortable with and if it’s holding up a large section of your house, you should think twice before proceeding with this type of repair.
Structural post and beam repairs should only be made by professionals who understand house framing and house construction methods.