There is a piece of steel over the windows on my house. The other day I noticed that the steel has rusted and has started to like flake or split away. Is this something to be concerned about?
This definitely is something to be concerned about. The piece of steel you are referring to is called a lintel. This is what supports the bricks that are above the windows or doors. If the steel lintel is allowed to deteriorate the bricks can move or fall. It is a good idea to clean and paint the lintels to prevent any further deterioration.
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