Repairing rafter tails
We're getting the roof on our house replaced. It's 5 layers deep in some points -- glad I'm not doing that job!
Anyways, as part of the process we're replacing the eaves and facscia. In several places, the rafter tails have rotted and need replacing.
We've got open soffits, and I'd like to keep them that way. However, I'm not sure how to replace the rafter tails.
One carpenter has suggested either cutting back the old rafter tails, and running a new tail alongside and screwing into the existing one, or cutting back the existing one, butting a new one up to it and laminating either side with a 1x4 to screw into.
In other words, either rafter tails with uneven gaps, or tails that are too wide. Neither of these options excites me particularly much, but I can't say I have any better ideas (short of ripping up the roof and replacing the whole shebang, which I definitely won't be doing!)
Any suggestions greatly appreciated,