Roof Systems

Roof Systems


Traditional European timber framed and North American stick framed roof systems.

Purlin Rafter Roof

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Collor Tie Rafter Roof

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Howe Truss Roof

In North America the majority of roof structures are made of wooden trusses. A truss roof is made up of a number of factory made frames (or trusses) each of which includes rafters, post, joist and struts. The illustration to the left shows a typical truss for a simple ridge roof.

Each roof truss is designed and build for a particular position in the roof structure and is made up of butt jointed timber typically nailed together using galvanized steel connector plates.