Adjusting measurements for metal beam covers

Discussion in 'General DIY and Home Improvement' started by Peashow, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Peashow


    Apr 12, 2018
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    This is our first attempt at a modest addition to our house. We will be screening in our front porch, however the existing beam on the corner has a sheet metal cover on it. I am able to press the metal in an inch or two before it actually hits wood. My question is, won't my measurements be off if I measure from the edge of the metal? I feel like there needs to be some compensation for the metal beam covers, or should it maybe be removed all together before installing? I've done a fair amount of research on framing, however I never seem to find anything specific to my situation. Thanks in advance!

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
    Peashow, Apr 12, 2018
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