Cutting and Laying Roof Rafters for the Vaulted Roof

Project: Lifespan House, Episode 3, Part 2



Bob walks the I'On neighborhood, which is built around myriad architectural styles and designs. He remarks on some of these variations, before returning to the project house site, where the roof framing is underway.

Bryan Readling (from the APA) joins to review the products being used on the roof, including Peel & Seal tape, a joint sealer, and LP TechShield, a reflective sheathing product.

Back on the ground, construction consultant Steve Easley demonstrates how to install Tyvek wrap around the house.
Part 1: Tour of I'On Architecture
Part 2: Cutting and Laying Roof Rafters for the Vaulted Roof
Bob helps lay rafters for the vaulted roof of the home. After two of the guide rafters are in place, a ridge pole is put in. The ridge pole supports the upper end of the rafters and is made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL). After the ridge pole is in place, the rest of the rafters can be laid down. The rafters have a birdmouth cut. Once plywood is laid on the roof's exterior, hurricane clips will be used to secure the roof.
Part 3: Roof Framing for Hurricane Safety and Energy Savings
Part 4: Tyvek House Wrap Installation
Bob Vila heads to the Low Country: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Steeped in tradition, this historic suburb of Charleston is the scene, not only of a remarkable new home, but of a remarkable transformation in suburban living at the developing community of I'On.

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