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Basic Roof Framing 101

Without the right design, components, and assembly, your builder will lose the battle against rain, cold air and ice dams.

Builders often debate the choice of rafters versus trusses. You need to help them understand that it’s not just a matter of which one goes up the fastest. This session will cover why a properly designed roof will not only keep out rain and prevent ice dams, but will also show how it impacts insulation, ventilation, and the performance of the whole house.

  • Trusses vs. rafters
  • Underlayment basics
  • Common code violations
  • Ventilation and insulation issues
  • What’s a raised-heel truss and why do I want one?