Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> ridge board
The ridge board does not provide any load bearing function. It simply provides a convenient method of holding the rafters in position while they are being fixed. metal nail plate truss roofs do quite well without them.
Therefore there is not any great problem in joining ridge boards. Simple nailed splice plates either side of the board (between a pair of rafters) is all that is needed.
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