Is it acceptable to attach elevated deck joists to rafter tails


I'm having an attached patio built by a contractor. I am concerned about the quality of the construction. In particular the attachment of the patio joists to the house rafters. Instead of using a ledger board, our contractor has simply attached the patio joists to the rafters using nails. Is this safe?

Patio Attached to rafters

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If the building inspector stopped at your job he would put a stop order on it. You should have a 2x6 or 2x8 bolted to the house framing and then run your rafters or joists what every they may be from that using joist hangers.