There's a post (layman's term) in the middle of my attic that is cracking and bent. It wasn't like that the last time I checked maybe 2 months ago. This is in a 30 year-old house.
Now that I think of it... it may have showed minor signs of cracking 2 months ago but it wasn't noticeably bent. There was a little "feathering" of wood. Barely visible. Now it's looking much worse.
No, I don't see any sign of water damage and there haven't been any snows. Also no big storms lately. I live in Southern Florida.
My idea is to just put a steel plate with a bunch of nail holes in it to try and straighten things out. Or?