How to Build Rafters for Roof Construction?

Answer There are about as many variations of roof design as there are roof designers. A majority of roofs are basic gable, which slopes on two sides, or hip, which slopes on four sides, or some combinatio... Read More »

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How to Figure Roof Rafters?

A variety of methods exist for calculating a roof rafter's length without measuring the rafter directly. One of the simplest uses the Pythagorean theorem to calculate the roof rafter length from th... Read More »

How to Calculate the Dimensions of Roof Rafters?

A roof rafter is a beam of wood that runs down the roof from the roof's peak to the top of the outer wall. Carpenters typically need to know the dimensions of a roof rafter to determine the materia... Read More »

New roof problem- damp rafters- cold?

Hi Sara,Hard to give an exact answer without actually inspecting your attic but, twothings-cold outside and damp rafters, give me a clue to potential problems.It sounds like warm air from your livi... Read More »

How to Build Rafters for a 12-by-16 Gable End Shed?

Making a traditional shingle roof for a 12-by-16-foot shed requires building rafters or trusses. You can buy prefabricated trusses or make them yourself or just frame the roof with standard rafters... Read More »