I need to check one information as I’m not clarified here. Does the rather at the very end of the roof which connects the roof to the end gable has the same roof to wall attachment as every other rafter, or it’s something different?
Typically the same as the common rafters
Are you in a hurricane zone or Florida?
By lapping the gable wall sheathing down onto the lower wall it will tie the gable to the structure and prevent lift.
Thank you, Scott!
My question is do I need to have same clip or tie on the very last rafter for connection to the wall or something else (like maybe just toe nails instead)?
You may want to refer back to Marcel’s quote. Are you in a hurricane zone or in Florida?
@mgoldenberg may be able to answer that question
Yes, we are
Look at Scott’s picture.
The ends of the top trusses are where the roof to wall connection is, double wraps-single wraps-clips-toe nails, connected to the top framed wall plate or embedded in the bond beam.
Gable wall construction is not included for these type connections.
Gable bracing retro-fit
Scott’s, The Best!
Thank you! I appreciate.
For the most part it depends on the design drawings as the plans take precedence over any prescriptive solutions… Normally the plywood is overlapped at gable ends or strapping can be used. How well it is strapped down depends on the wind zone (and the design drawings). In the old days many carpenters designed their own homes sometimes as they were being built…but they don’t allow that anymore (in my area at least). But for structures using prescriptive solutions check out my page discussing this at http://www.summerville-home-inspector.com/content/charleston-home-inspector-discusses-wind-zone-requirements
Wind zone requirements are in addition to any normal truss bracing procedures btw.