Timber roof trusses
I think it is fair to say that the most complex part of any shed construction is the roof. However with a little bit of understanding it becomes a fairly straight forward concept.
Simply put, the main structure of your roof will be formed of a number of roof trusses. These roof trusses are triangular and are placed on top of the main beams of your longest side walls. Boards are then placed across the trusses to form the flat plain of the roof, and this is made water proof by shingles or a roofing felt.
As the trusses are the main and most complex component, I felt this simple little video would be useful for those of your not so familiar with the details of roof trusses.
For those of you viewing from the UK you will need to change some of the terminology. This handy table below will do the translation for you.
|timber truss||trussed rafter|
Also in the UK the roof pitch would be expressed in degress rather than the US fractions.
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