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scott.475 08-19-2007 05:15 AM

Rafter tail repair/replacement help
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Hi, this forum is great!

We have a small rental home, and recently found that the facia and a couple rafter tails are bad along a length of it. The tails are rotted up about six inches from the end.The soft tails started to sag a bit, causing a hole to open between the shingles and underlayment, where bees were able to get in and build a good size hive.

Anyway, will I need to go in and replace the entire length of rafter all the way up the truss? Or is there a different way I can go about it? Attached is a picture, the bad rafters are on both ends of the section that has a shallower pitch than the rest of the roof (the white section in the picture). I have not crawled up into the attic yet, so I am not exactly sure how they are attached.

Thanks for the help. Any other advice would be very appreciated.

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