Roof framing

In this section we will investigate the primary roof framing options that are simple to build, and are consequently appropriate for owner builders. Included is information on:

  • The basic theory of roof construction and weight transfer
  • The simplest of all roofing systems that is easiest to build and the most cost effective.
  • Tie downs of rafters and roof purlins to prevent wind damage.
  • A method of removing the twist from rafters as part of their installation
  • Rafter to ridge beam connection
  • Marking rafters for the cutting of the birds mouth to connection to a ridge beam.
  • Rafter to ridge connection
  • Installation of roof trusses
  • When to use roof trusses
  • Roof depth to accommodate insulation.
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