Synopses & Reviews
The For Pros By Pros titles are compilations of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, selected by the editors of the magazine and organized by subject. New articles from recent issues of the magazine have been added to this edition of Framing Roofs. Updated and redesigned throughout, this book gives builders the very best and current information.
Written by master carpenters, this collection of articles culled from the pages of "Fine Homebuilding" teaches readers the techniques that professionals use to measure, lay out, design, and build a wide variety of roofs.
In Framing Roofs, Larry Haun and his brother Joe build the roof of a basic 1,600 square foot house. Starting from the top of the walls, they take you step-by-step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle the right tools and materials efficiently.
About the Author
Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement, renovation, and construction since 1981.
Table of Contents
Roof framing simplified --Roof framing revisited --Framing gable ends --Framing a cross-gable roof --Framing a gable roof --Framing a gable roof over a bay --Finishing touches: fine gables --Framing doghouse dormers --Shed-dormer retrofit --Raising an eyebrow --Framing a hip roof --Framing a bay window with irregular hips --Ceiling joists for a hip roof --Pagoda roof framing --Framing a Dutch roof --Putting the lid on --Simplified valley framing --Framing a second-story addition --Valley framing for unequally pitched roofs --West coast overhang --Aligning eaves on irregularly pitched roofs --Falling eaves --Framing a cold roof --Dummy rafter tails --All about roof trusses --Truss frame construction --Raising roof trusses --Building hip and valley roofs with trusses --Strengthening plate-to-rafter connections --Cornice construction --Rethinking the cornice return --Framing with trigonometry.