I have an early 1970s house with cosmetic cedar beams coming out from the brick and wood siding. Due to previous and current (oops!) owner neglect, these painted beams are rotting.
I would have preferred that these beams had never existed. But as they do, and some come out from brick walls, I'm not sure what to do.
Should I cut the beams flush with the exterior walls (and if so, how? recip saw?) Can I cover up these beams? (if so, with what?) Dare I patch up what little is left?
The beams stick out about a foot, are about 5 on the front of my house, and are roughly 4"x10". Thanks in advance.
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