Here is a video clip I shot on a job we were called out to where the “Two Bucks in a truck” contractor has been fired. The clip shows how NOT to install a load bearing beam. This install robs the LVL engineered beam of all of its designed strength. By putting a roof cut on the beam the contractor has significantly reduced the structural integrity of the material. In this case we would typically install a wide flange steel I-beam. It would be able to fit, without being cut and still bear the weight of the load above.