Construction of the Roof Truss System

Project: Accessible Home, Episode 2, Part 2



Framing is underway on the unit of the Roxbury project that will be accessible for people with disabilities.

George and Arnold (from Crosswinds Enterprises) explain the panelization process and what it takes to get the job done right with a building crew that's as culturally diverse as the community.

On the roof, Jack Vieira installs asphalt shingles and flashing, while George installs special blocking inside that will be used to securely mount some safety handrails.
Part 1: Reviewing the Blueprints
Part 2: Construction of the Roof Truss System
Bob explains the engineering and construction of the truss system supporting the roof of the accessible home in the Roxbury section of Boston.
Part 3: Asphalt Roof Shingles Installation
This project follows an urban renewal story, involving grass-roots activism and affordable housing. Bob Vila reports on nine newly built three-bedroom homes, including one with accessibility for people with disabilities.

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