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Basic Roof Framing Instructions. The first step in conventional roof framing is to layout and cut a common rafter pattern. The rise and run of the common rafter will determine the height of the ridge board as well as the length of any hip / valley rafters that may be involved with a conventionally framed roof. Conventional ...


Mar 27, 2008 ... EHT explores some basic roof framing techniques, from layout to installation.


DIYNetwork.com breaks down the different types of pitched roofs and roof frame designs.


Apr 6, 2016 ... An illustrated guide to roof construction, including basic types of roofs and a roofing glossary.


common types of roofs and basic framing terms. TYPES OF ROOFS. The most commonly used types of pitched roof construction are the gable, the hip, the intersecting, and the shed (or lean-to). An example of each is shown in figure 2-1. Gable. A gable roof has a ridge at the center and slopes in two directions. It is the form ...


accommodates 24-inch spacing of studs where wind loads permit, or where larger studs are required for thicker in- sulation or heavier floor and roof loads. Terminology. Previous versions of this document have followed the practice of using “shall” and “should” to emphasize those mandatory instructions covering fire and life ...


Sep 1, 2004 ... Laying out hip, valley, and jack rafters takes experience and skill, but if you're building a simple gable or shed roof, all you need is the common rafter, the basic building block of roof framing. To lay out a common rafter, you need the pitch of the roof, expressed in units of rise per foot of run. In the gable-roof ...


Nov 9, 2012 ... As a young carpenter (or should I say, “helper”) I was always amazed at the skill of the roof framers. They made it seem effortless to cut and fit roof rafters with only the aid of a framing square. The whole process mystified me. In those early years, I tried several times to do it myself, but I never had success.


How to Frame a Roof. Framing a roof is the last step in framing new construction. While most home builders will outsource the construction of roofing trusses–the rafter supports of the roof itself–learning to frame a roof yourself is one of...