Shoring Up Roof Overhang Before Beam Replacement

Whenever were replacing a structural roof beam, we're going to need to shore up the existing roof, so that it doesn't collapse, once we remove the beam.

This particular roof overhang only required a couple of 2 x 4's fastened directly underneath each roof rafter to shore up this section of the roof framing, before we actually removed the damaged roof beam.

If you're not sure, how much wood shoring you're going to need to support your roof overhang safely, it's always better to use more wood and over build your support system for maximum safety.

As you can see in the picture above, I installed one 2 x 4 underneath each roof rafter and made sure that it was secured properly underneath each of roof rafter.

I needed a better supports for the 2 x 4 that was going to be laying on top of the soil, so I laid an additional 2 x 4 flat on the ground to minimize any movement after I removed the roof beam.