Roof Construction

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How to Place Collar Ties on Roof Rafters

Collar ties will help hold together the home's integrity.

Bracing Roof Trusses

Most new constructions today utilize roof trusses.

Can I apply roofing tar over shingles to seal a leak?

This will probably save you time and frustration.

How to Install Clay Roof Tiles

Follow these steps to install clay roof tiles yourself.

Replacing a Roof Truss with Stick Framing

It's highly recommended that you get professional help.

How to Tie in a Gable Roof Addition

When adding a new gable roof addition to your home, you will need to find a way of joining the two together.

Safe Ways To Increase A Roof Pitch

Increasing the roof pitch of the home can provide better drainage, and might be the best solution for a flat roof.

How to Support a Porch Roof

Adding a porch roof onto an existing porch can add a lot of character to the front of your home.

What Size Roof Turbine Ventilator Is Best for Your Roof?

Buying a turbine vent for your roof? You are going to want to read this first.

How to Measure for a Roof Truss

Installing a roof truss is a serious project that must be performed with great care.

Install a Flat Roof Vent in 5 Steps

A flat roof can sometimes be a challenge to add proper ventilation to.

Installing Dormer Windows to Arched Top House Dormers

They're available in various styles.

Installing Rafter Ties

Rafter ties are used to put together two opposite rafters.

How to Build a Steel Roof Truss

A steel roof truss offers strength and rot protection.

Understanding Roof Vents

We all want our homes to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One way to help achieve that goal is to have a properly insulated and vented attic.

How to Install Metal Roofing

Metal roofing can hold up under all types of dangerous weather conditions.

Stick vs Truss Roof: Pros and Cons

Stick roofs are adaptable, but trussing offers more support.

How to Add a Gable Roof to Your Front Porch

Add curb appeal and value to your home with the addition of a gable roof to your front porch.

Valley Rafter

A valley rafter is built similar to other rafters but it runs from a wall plate to the ridge along the

Seat Cut

A seat cut is a cut made in a rafter, specifically at the bottom of the rafter which will allow it to

Roofing 8 - Applying Felt

Roofing felt acts as a waterproof barrier between the sheathing and the roofing material (shingles, etc.).

Roofing 9 - Shingles

Applying Asphalt Shingles Composite (asphalt) or fiberglass shingles is the most common roofing now

Roofing 4 - Layout

Just as you measured for spacing of the wall studs, you will need to measure for, and mark the location

Roofing 3 - Ordering Trusses

Ordering the Trusses Roof framing ranges from the simplicity of prefabricated roof trusses to the

Roofing 2 - Tools and Materials

Tools: Canvas Nails Belt Tape Measures: 33'' and 16 to 20'' 20-24 oz. Framing Hammer

Roofing

by Kim Kinrade Roofs were probably the first structures built by man. The skill to construct a shelter

Rafter

In construction terms, a rafter is a construction that is used to support a roof. In essence, the rafters

Purlin

Purlin, or purline, is a horizontal part of the support system in a roof. Purlins offer support for the

Pitch

Within the housing industry, the term pitch refers to the incline of a roof. A Carpenter builds rafters

Jack Rafter

A jack rafter is a unique rafter because it is cut off before it can reach the full length from the plate

Heel Joint

The heel joint of a trussed rafter is the most critical part of the rafter under standard conditions.

Gable Studs

Gable studs are the invisible members that hold a gable roof in place. Many do it yourself projects that

Gable End

A gable end is generally one of the main components of a gable roof. A perfectly crafted and jointed

Fly Rafter

A fly rafter is attached to the overhang, blocking, and the sheathing of your roof. It’s used beyond

Dormer

A dormer is a component or structural part of a building, usually one that comes out of the plane of

Built-up Roof

The built-up roof is generally a flat roof, or a low pitched roof, which is made of a number of levels.

Barge Rafter

A barge rafter is on the outside roof rafter, usually on the overhang of a gable. This ends up being

Saltbox Roof Pros and Cons

Colonial-era saltbox roofs offer interesting pros and cons.

How to Properly Cut Gambrel Roof Angles

A gambrel roof design is popular for barns or sheds.

How to Install Soffit to a Gable Roof

Installing a soffit on a gable roof sounds difficult, but with the proper tools and a little time, you