Cutting and Laying Roof Rafters for the Vaulted Roof

Bob helps lay rafters and the ridge pole for the vaulted roof of the Lifespan House.

Clip Summary

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.