Thanks for you observation of the patio. The gutter is screwed up a little because when I climbed up there, I knocked out one of the nails. Plus, he used the gutter that was originally on before the patio. I did that to try to save some money but it came up about a foot short. The board across is actually a beam but you can't see the full picture of it unless your on the other side of the patio. The main screw up I see is not having the fireplace flashed and the siding remove. I'm thinking that siliconing the top of the fireplace behind the siding might help but If that does not work I'll have to get a roofing contracter to look at it. Plus, I'm in need of replacing the roof given the fact that it is seventeen years old and showing substantial granules lost.