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    Whats the correct name for these. I just want to call them eave supports, but I know that there's a correct name for them.

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    Corbel


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    That's it, thanks Bruce.


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    I was thinking split and weathered.

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    Squirrel Roost


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    Trent,

    Most inspectors in this area call them a rustic decorative beam, but Bruce is correct with it being a corbel.

    The ones I see are mostly decayed on the top due to water not draining off of them. There is a builder here in our area that any inspector in this area will know that used these back in the 70's and 80's on many homes.

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    What I find interesting about those things is they're not usually really important to the structure. You can just as easily support those fly rafters with sheathing and connection to the fascia board. Of course nobody in their right mind should ever stand on those things anyway - the sheathing is usually suspect unless it's been well maintained throughout it's entire life. The whole thing serves mostly a cosmetic purpose.


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    I have always heard them referred to as brackets.

    Architectural brackets

    They are usually on houses from the 20's and 30's around here. They support the barge or fly rafter and the roof overhang.

    I would disagree that they have no purpose. Many houses here have sagging overhangs where the brackets have pulled away from the walls. Unless the overhang is less than 16 inches or so, they are needed to support the roof.


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    when all else fails,

    "exterior wood components"


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    when all else fails,

    "exterior wood components"
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    The corbels on my house are only attached to the 1x8's under the stucco and lath. That makes them hard to replace.
    Here they are pigeon roosts.

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    Hi, all &

    Have to agree with Lou...

    Them's "brackets" -as I've always know 'em !

    Corbels usually retained for interior fancy bits...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Collier View Post
    I have always heard them referred to as brackets.

    Architectural brackets

    They are usually on houses from the 20's and 30's around here. They support the barge or fly rafter and the roof overhang.

    I would disagree that they have no purpose. Many houses here have sagging overhangs where the brackets have pulled away from the walls. Unless the overhang is less than 16 inches or so, they are needed to support the roof.
    Most end wall overhangs are under 16" - at least where I live. In fact many are under 6". Like I said the fly rafters can be supported by connection to a structural fascia board.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    when all else fails,

    "exterior wood components"
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Sabatino View Post
    The corbels on my house are only attached to the 1x8's under the stucco and lath. That makes them hard to replace.
    Here they are pigeon roosts.
    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    I always called them "lookouts". From wickepedia:
    In architecture a corbel (or console) is a piece of stone jutting out of a wall to carry any superincumbent weight. A piece of timber projecting in the same way was called a "tassel" or a "bragger".
    I thought a corbel was at the top of a column.
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Duxbury View Post
    Hi, all &

    Have to agree with Lou...

    Them's "brackets" -as I've always know 'em !

    Corbels usually retained for interior fancy bits...



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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    From Jerry's Construction Glossary: Lookout- A short wood bracket or cantilever that supports an overhang portion of a roof.
    All of these posts bring up an interesting point. Construction terminology varies greatly depending on where you live.


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