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My back porch (25’ x 15’) has had a small leak in one spot for close to a year. Recently, I peeled back the roofing paper and saw much more damage than I expected. The rafters extending out from the house appear to be 2”x8”s and the front rafter that runs parallel to the house that the rain gutter nails in to also appears to be 2”x8”. Some of the 2”x8”s extending from the house are rotted at the front, that is, about 25% is rotted and the other 75% is good wood. The front 2”x8” is badly rotted. To repair this, can I saw off the rot and bolt on new wood that is not rotted? Does the existing ceiling need to come out? For now, I need a quick an easy fix. Hope the pictures will help.
 

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My back porch (25’ x 15’) has had a small leak in one spot for close to a year. Recently, I peeled back the roofing paper and saw much more damage than I expected. The rafters extending out from the house appear to be 2”x8”s and the front rafter that runs parallel to the house that the rain gutter nails in to also appears to be 2”x8”. Some of the 2”x8”s extending from the house are rotted at the front, that is, about 25% is rotted and the other 75% is good wood. The front 2”x8” is badly rotted. To repair this, can I saw off the rot and bolt on new wood that is not rotted? Does the existing ceiling need to come out? For now, I need a quick an easy fix. Hope the pictures will help.
I would strip that back and clean up what you can, If my pointer is at the beam you might get lucky.
 

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Roof was framed totally wrong!
It should have been ran up on the house roof to give it more slope.
 
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Roof was framed totally wrong!
It should have been ran up on the house roof to give it more slope.
I was thinking, he might be able to selvage the ceiling and joists and build the roof above it.
 

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I would strip that back and clean up what you can, If my pointer is at the beam you might get lucky.
Yes, your pointer is at one of the beams and they appear to be about 20 inches apart. From where your pointer is and about 6 inches to the right, is where the good wood is.
 
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