Author(s): Marty Gross
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Marty Gross says the Roof is “The PhD of Homebuilding”, and he lays out all the details for making your own roof.
The text on roof framing each type- Dutch-gambrel-hip-jack-shed-gazebo and others are ell-supported with more than 400 drawings and diagrams. He introduces some very useful concepts, such as theoretical lengths and height-above-plate, and he encourages the solution to roof calculation problems by means of a trig calculato.
The advent of the mass-produced computer-designed truss roof has made the true roof-cutter a dying breed. There is a dearth of information on this complex subject, and this text is a welcome entry for that void
This is the complete guide to framing any gable, Dutch, Tudor, California, gambrel, shed or gazebo roof — including irregular roofs that can stump even experienced roof cutters. The author takes you through every measurement and every cut on each type of roof — so you understand exactly what’s required. He actually builds a model of each roof described, and recommends that you do the same.With this manual you aren’t restricted to rafter lengths and pitches listed in those rafter tables that roof cutters have struggled with for years. Instead, the author explains how to use an inexpensive hand-held calculator to figure any common, hip, valley or jack rafter in seconds — including rafters on irregular roofs and rafter pitches that aren’t in any rafter table.Anyone who knows the methods described in this practical manual should have no trouble making a good living as a master roof cutter.
480 pages, softcover, index