Structural Deck Support Beams

These two beams are holding up the the front deck. They should be examined carefully while doing your inspection for any rot or termite damage.

These beams would be hard to replace if damaged. Both of the beams cantilever back into the building and sit directly underneath the floor joist that are holding up the entire section of the house over the garage.

If you own a home with a similar situation, make sure these beams are well maintained and painted regularly. Any damage to these beams could create a structural nightmare and could be extremely expensive to replace.