Lesson 9
Roof Framing

In this lesson, we introduce you to the fundamentals of roof design and construction. We discuss the framing square and learn how it’s used to solve some basic construction problems. Then we examine various types of roofs and rafters, and techniques for laying out, cutting, and erecting rafters. The lesson concludes with a discussion of the types and parts of roof trusses.

9-1   Terminology

9-2   Framing Square

9-3   Roof Designs