Is this a good idea?
The "builders" of my patio were obviously not licensed (don't get me started), and the painter never primed the "still wet" box store wood. The 2x8's started warping before I bought the house, and there are a couple of spots where the drip cap was comprimised and the plywood is slightly dryrotted. Now I don't have the time or money to rip the roof up, and the damage is minimal enough to perform the above band-aid fix and seal the leaks until I am more prepared or sell the house.
I was going to start this today, but the wind was strong and I didn't want to handle a power saw when I could hardly stand on the ladder without one. I put a guide on the saw so I could accurately fit the ripped lumber flush like nothing happened. I'm thinking it might be easier and safer to be on the roof while cutting.
Any help is greatly appreciated.