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Roof Framing terms
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Cut in lower part of rafter that attaches to the top plate
a horizontal element that connects two opposing rafters near the ridge
Dead Load (roof)
Al materials that comprise roof
Roof edge on gable end
Area of trim behind gutter or rake
L-shaped too with dimensions and tables
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle also called slope
Live load (roof)
All load applied to roof (snow, Ice, people)
Gable framing members attaed to gable rafter and outlook, barge or fly rafter
Horizontal member between trusses that support the roof.
Roof framing member stretching from ridge to wall line
Horizontal line at the top of a roof
Rise (unit or total)
Amount in inches the roof projects upward per ft of run
Roof decking attached to rafters
Hypotenuse or pitch of roof
Measuring and marking 0-90 degree angles, finding roof pitches, and laying out rafters
Total width of a building/structure.
Half the span
Long side of framing square 24"
Short side of framing square 16"
Diagonal side of speed square
degrees of angle
Rafter pitches on speed square
common, hip, valley
Two fixed angles on speed square
45 and 90
Roof spreading is called
Found on framing square
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