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Carpentry Roof Framing Vocab

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1. The length of a rafter along a measuring line without consideration to the width or thickness of the rafter.






2. A roof that slopes upward toward the ridge from four directions.






3. The roof of irregular shaped buildings; valleys are formed at the intersection of the roofs.






4. Studs that form the wall closing in the triangular area under a gable roof.






5. Temporary or permanent bracing that runs perpendicular to the braced members.






6. A short rafter running parallel to common rafters - cut between hip and valley rafters.






7. Extends from the wall plate to the ridge board - where its run is perpendicular to the plate.






8. A cut on the extreme lower end of a rafter.






9. A type of roof that slopes in one direction only.






10. Beveling the top edge of a hip rafter to line it up with adjacent roof surfaces.






11. The vertical distance that the roof rises from plate to ridge.






12. Supporting timbers at which rafters may intersect each other in a gambrel roof.






13. Studs that form the wall closing in the triangular area under a gable roof.






14. The vertical distance that the roof rises from plate to ridge.






15. Information found printed on the body of a framing square; used to calculate the lengths of various components of a roof system.






16. Any line on the rafter that is vertical when the rafter is in position.






17. A rafter running between a valley rafter and the ridge.






18. Increasing the depth of the hip rafter seat cut so that the centerline of its top edge will lie in the plane of adjacent roof surfaces.






19. The rafter placed at the intersection of two roof slopes in interior corners.






20. A notch cut in the underside of a rafter to fit on top of the wall plate.


21. Extends from the wall plate to the ridge board - where its run is perpendicular to the plate.






22. The length of a rafter along a measuring line without consideration to the width or thickness of the rafter.






23. A type of roof that has two different pitches on all sides of the building - with the lower slopes steeper than the upper.






24. A type of roof that slopes in one direction only.






25. A short rafter running parallel to common rafters - cut between hip and valley rafters.






26. A structure that projects out from a sloping roof to form another roofed area to provide a surface for the installation of windows.






27. Any line on the rafter that is vertical when the rafter is in position.






28. The underside trim members of a cornice or any such overhanging assembly.






29. A vertical member of the cornice finish installed on the tail end of rafters.






30. The horizontal distance covered by a roof.






31. The length of a stair stringer or rafter per unit of run.






32. The length of a stair stringer or rafter per unit of run.






33. A rafter running between a valley rafter and the ridge.






34. A common rafter cut shorter that does not contact either a top plate or a ridge.






35. A cut on the extreme lower end of a rafter.






36. A roof that slopes upward toward the ridge from four directions.






37. A type of roof that pitches in two directions.






38. The total horizontal distance over which a rafter slopes.






39. Part of a common rafter - shortened for framing a hip rafter - a valley rafter - or both.






40. Beveling the top edge of a hip rafter to line it up with adjacent roof surfaces.






41. The triangular areas formed by the rake rafters and the wall plate at the ends of the building.






42. A shortened common rafter that spans from the wall plate to a hip rafter.






43. Temporary or permanent bracing that runs perpendicular to the braced members.






44. A structure that projects out from a sloping roof to form another roofed area to provide a surface for the installation of windows.






45. A common rafter cut shorter that does not contact either a top plate or a ridge.






46. The width of the larger portion of a building.






47. The sloping portion of the gable ends of a building.






48. A type of roof that has two different pitches on all sides of the building - with the lower slopes steeper than the upper.






49. Any line on the rafter that is horizontal when the rafter is in position.






50. Supporting timbers at which rafters may intersect each other in a gambrel roof.