Roof Framing Basics

Hip and valley roof framing with a gabled dormer, including rafters, tails, and ridge board.

An illustrated guide to roof construction, including basic types of roofs and a roofing glossary Drive through nearly any neighborhood and you can see that roofs have many different shapes. Houses have gable, hipped, mansard, gambrel, flat, and shed roofs. Many homes combine roof types on one roof. It’s quite common, for example, to see […]