Roof structure components.

Examples of roof structure components. To help anyone gain a better understanding of roof construction and the correct terminology.

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Roof structure components

Older roof construction:

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.

Roof structure components

Typical roof construction:

Typical roof constructed with trusses forming the hip end of a roof.

Roof structure components


Typical roof truss components.

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Also look at my posts, sub-floor structure components and building terminology.

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