Have you ever heard of adjustable steel columns being used in a home? They might be used temporarily for a remodel or repair to support the structure when another support needs to be removed or replaced. It is also possible that your home has them installed as a permanent support. These steel columns are very durable, but they should be inspected for structural integrity, since they fill a vital role keeping your home from collapsing. If there is any trace of rust on the beam, it will need to be replaced since it no longer has the integrity it did. Usually, however, rust doesn’t appear unless the paint on the beam has been scratched exposing the metal.
These beams can’t lean more than 1 inch over the length of the entire beam. It is also important to note that a structural engineer will need to determine what type of beam should be used, and how and where it should be installed, since it plays such an important role.