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These are all questions regarding attic framing in a stick built home.
Q1 - Below is a simple structure side view of a shed roof and below. What are the values of the following for the roof.
Roof Slope and also in Percentage and Degrees
Q2 – The following is a multi-part question.
What is a ridge board and what is its purpose?
What is a ridge beam and what is its purpose?
Name a situation/condition where one of these would be required to be used rather than the other.
Q3 – This is a multi-part question.
In attic/roof framing what is a “continuous tie”? What is an example of a continuous tie?
What is the purpose of a continuous tie.
Q4 – This is a multi-part question.
What is a collar tie and what is its purpose?
What is a rafter tie and what is its purpose?
Q5 – When a common ridge board is used, no collar tie is to be installed on rafters, and the rafters are perpendicular to the joists below then what must be done to account for continuous ties, rafter thrust, and separation of rafters from the ridge board?
Q6 – This image is looking straight up at a common ridge board and rafters. What are wrong with these rafters?