Hello all. This is my first post but I have enjoyed reading all of yours. I live in a fifty year old brick home on the Texas Gulf Coast. My rafters are separating from my ridge beam. I have a few rafters that need to be jacked up and I think I can han dle that after reading some of the info posted here. But I am unsure how to proceed with reattaching the rafters that are pulling away from the ridge beam. They are all on the same side of the beam. The rafters on the other side of the ridge beam look fine. The loose ones are anywhere from an inch to an inch and a half separated. They are held in place by two big nails (16d?) but there is a lot of nail showing and I worry about them coming completely out. My house is on black gumbo soil and the slab was jacked up (repaired) 20 or so years ago. I think it has settled some in the back and this is what has caused the problem. By the way, the roof looks good. Any ideas would be appreciated!