Best way to repair rafter ends

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What's the best way to repair the dry rot on the rafter ends?
 

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If the rest of the wood is ok. I would cut them off about half way back and make a new end and then I would make a whole new one the full exposed length and sister it all together. Some wood filler and paint and it will look like you have double rafters.
 

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Thanks bud16415. For nailing in the sister piece, i'm thinking 3" galvanized nail will do.
 

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I would use C-clamps and screws but that is just me. :coffee:
 

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Before you do any repair, I'd make sure to correct the issue that caused the rot in the first place.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll glue and clamp before nailing with the palm nailer.
The wooden roof and paper are worn out. I'm in the works of trying to schedule a re-roof but would like to minimize additional costs if at all possible. Reroofing is not something I can accomplish.
 
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