Outside my house there is an outbuilding. I am not sure of the roofing terms in English, but trying.
On of the roof beams, the center one on this picture (a rafter?) is heavily damaged at its base, as well as the supporting transversal beam (a topplate?) along the wall. A little touch on the roof rafter beam makes me believe it is on the verge of collapsing. However, it has been in this situation for about one year, when I bought the house. Apparently, the tiles show some bending with respect to the neighboring tiles, as can be seen from the light roof beam in the middle of the picture (a roof batten?)
A close-up shows that the rafter is not supported by the wall anymore, but apparently the other rafters, as well as the topplate below them, are OK.
A last close-up shows the damage with details. Apparently, it has already been fixed, but the damage is extending.
One day, I plan to have the full roof repaired, but I do not have the money right now. I was thinking about fixing a piece of metal, like the following one, but larger along the topplate, and wider to provide some support to the damaged rafter.
Would that be a sound idea? Better suggestions welcome.