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Twisting of open-end beams

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Twisting of visible open-end beams in excess of 13 mm from plumb is not acceptable.

One-Year  Work and Materials

Twisting resulting from normal shrinkage caused by drying after construction is excluded from warranty.


Open-ended beams twisted more than the acceptable condition shall be repaired.


An open-end beam is a wood beam whose end does not abut another framing member or that terminates in open air. Minor twisting is primarily an aesthetic concern rather than a structural problem.


New Home Warranty Program of Saskatchewan
Construction Performance Standards
Effective January 1, 2014