- The builders were not very familiar with log home construction and the owner wanted to save money by using shorter logs and scrap.
The garage header sagged about an inch. Aside from the weight of the stone veneer, if you look carefully you may be able to see that most of the logs used above the garage in the gable wall were less than half as wide as the span and the butt joints are all in the middle third of the wall, meaning that the wall itself offers little structural value across the garage door opening.
They used up scrap wherever they could. Because they used short logs at the left side of the window, they lost structural value here.
They did this in a lot of places. Is it defective? It’s bad constuction, and it was bad construction in 1985. SI to calculate loads above the garage.