December 2022 Damaged Wood Bearings & Beams

  1. Safety: Damaged wood bearings and beams can compromise the structural integrity of the house, making it unsafe for occupants.
  2. Weather: Cold weather can cause wood to shrink, exacerbating any existing damage and potentially causing further damage.
  3. Preventing further damage: If wood bearings and beams are damaged, it is important to repair or replace them as soon as possible to prevent the damage from spreading to other areas of the house.
  4. Cost: The longer the problem persists, the more extensive and expensive the repairs are likely to be.
  5. Comfort: Damaged wood bearings and beams can cause drafts and leaks, making the house less comfortable to live in during the winter.