Porch problems and balcony blunders are some of the most visible because they're so likely to occur on the front of your house. Ever heard of Column-Beam Alignment Syndrome? If not, you should have… it's the most common ailment in traditional construction in America.
Beams should always be painted the same color, inside and out. And paint colors should never change at an outside corner; only at an inside corner.
There are many ways to screw up a porch beam, and this beam shows us several of them. Fortunately, this one can be fixed by adding a few pieces of trim.