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New garage roof. gaps in the timber joints

I have had a new garage roof put on and there is gaps where the rafters / joists butt up to the ridge beam. Surely these gaps shouldn't be there? surely the rafters should be cut to fit flush against the ridge beam? only part of the rafters are touching the ridge beam and they are screwed in. The cuts aren't straight and you can see day light through the gaps.

Should these fit together nicely? no gaps?


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There need to be fit tightly to give it the strength it needs as it's a roof.if there is gaps everything is going to be loose before you no it the roof we'll start to fail inplaces we're light is coming through It needs 100% waterproof


Answered 5th Oct 2017

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