Roof structure components.
Examples of roof structure components. To help anyone gain a better understanding of roof construction and the correct terminology.
Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
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.
Typical roof construction:
Typical roof constructed with trusses forming the hip end of a roof.
Typical roof truss components.
Also look at my posts, sub-floor structure components and building terminology.