Continuous interior to exterior beam
I have a client that wants to design a home in Dallas, TX with a post & beam look ala Joe Eichler – exposed interior to exterior ceiling beams – I have attached some mockup pics. Don’t know yet if those are going to be structural or not – but either way, I can see some issues with several large 16″ beams continuing from interior to exterior. What are your thoughts on such a design, has anybody done something similar before and what was your experience with the performance of such a design – any particular detailing…
Thx for any input. Of course, if the beams are non-structural, they could be broken at the exterior wall points so there would be no penetration of the exterior wall assembly, but I can see lot’s of headaches with that method too. As always any thoughts and input is appreciated.
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