Learn about roof parts and their Location.
Roof parts and their locations. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
Older roof construction showing locations of its parts
Photo of a hand cut conventional pitched roof with its components.
Problems with roof structure shown in the above photo:
- The Barap Bolt brackets were not supported below off the internal wall, otherwise when tensioned fracturing of the rafter is likely to occur where it is attached.
- Insulation must be clear of the electrical fittings to avoid potential fire hazards. It is advisable to fit shrouds around the fittings for added protection.
Typical roof construction, with trusses
Typical roof constructed with trusses forming the hip end of a roof.