How to Cut Rafter Tails?

Answer When framing a new roof for a home or addition, the rafter tails must be cut before the roof sheathing and fascia boards can be installed. There's a time-tested procedure used by framing contractor... Read More »

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How to Use a Rafter Square?

A rafter square, or rafter angle square, is a measurement tool used in carpentry. It is triangular in shape and combines elements of a protractor, ruler and carpenter's square. It is used to measur... Read More »

How to Scab Onto a Rafter?

Rafters serve a critical function in a home. Rafters support the roof deck which is comprised of the roof sheathing, underlayment and roof covering. A rafter could become damaged from an excessive ... Read More »

What Is a Roof Rafter?

Roof rafters are structural components of a building's roof. Consider them the underlying framework that supports the roof decking and shingles. Any building with a roof is likely to have rafters, ... Read More »

What is difference between truss and rafter?

Answer A truss is a prefabricated piece of frame work that is installed at the site, but actually assembled somewhere else.A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, designed to support ... Read More »