If I Cut It, Will It Fall on Me?
Below are some pictures of our front porch. If we cut off this odd looking 2x6, will this structurally weaken the porch roof enough to make it sag or fall down?
I know that triangles are very strong, desirable structural elements, but, damn it, this board is ugly. If we don't cut it off, we've considered "enclosing" the area between the 2x6 and the ceiling with beadboard on the inside and siding on the outside. Does anyone have any better suggestions?
From the banking/appraisal point of view, this board doesn't make any difference at all. So, for the time being, I'll probably leave it just like it is. I have bigger fish to fry for now.