A reader's Roofs and roofing question: Roof rise?
Craig Mc. from cumnock, United Kingdom had this rafter depth to roof rise question.Bill can you tell me that if i build a roof with 75x50 and the the roof is at 30 degrees then i build a roof with 150x50 at 30 degrees, will the two roofs have different rises because of different size timbers i'm using? will the 150x50 roof be slightly higher?
Quick answer NO!
Craig, closely related to this is another reader's question about rafter lengths. Don't get trapped into measuring say from the top of the ridge to the wall plate and thinking that it is the rafter length. Look at this page.Cheers Bill
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