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Module 9: Roof Framing

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Roof Framing – Learning Outcomes
After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Identify the challenges involved in framing a roof

• List the terms associated with roof framing

• State the different types of roofs used in residential construction

• Define the two basic roof framing systems: stick-built framing and truss construction

• Outline the main components of a roof such a s ridge, rafters, and plates
• Determine the length of a common rafter

• Describe what is meant by sheathing

• Summarize the procedure for installing roof sheathing using 4 × 8 sheet materials

• Apply the general guidelines that will enable the proper installation of trusses

• Explain other types of roof framing such as dormers, plank-and-beam framing, and metal roof framing