June 26, 2017
Intersecting roofs and gable ends form an interesting roofline and allow for usable space on the second level.
January 17, 2008
I learned to cut rafters by cutting a fullscale pattern, then tracing it onto every rafter. This method works, but this also means picking up twice as many rafters as…
March 1, 2004
Do the math on a calculator so that you can concentrate on what's important: getting the rafters right.
November 1, 2002
If doghouse dormers or shed dormers aren't dressy enough, A-dormers can add an exciting design note, and they're easier to seal against the elements
May 1, 1998
Measuring along the bottom of the rafters and using a site-built jig simplify the process.
March 1, 1997
Q: The roof of my house has a valley with a living space directly below. The rafter bays were not insulated adequately when the house was built, and because the rafters…
March 1, 1993
Build one roof on top of the other and skip the valley rafters
September 1, 1992
One good valley rafter supports another
July 1, 1991
An empirical method that works
March 1, 1991
It takes nimble feet, a strong back and attention to flashing details to do it right
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