In certain cases, builders or building owners may prefer stick-frame roofs to premanufactured roof trusses. This may be because they can accommodate larger attics, higher ceilings within the home, complex roof shapes with curb appeal, or simply because of regional preference.
Join us live on October 22 to learn how to build stronger stick-frame roofs. We’ll discuss Chapter 8 of the International Residential Code (IRC) as it applies to conventionally framed roofing, highlighting the progression of code requirements over the last two editions and noting some upcoming changes for 2021. We’ll also review connector solutions designed to make the framing connections in roofs more resilient as well as intuitive to ensure the construction of safer, stronger homes. And we’ll walk you through the right connectors for ensuring a continuous load path from rafter to top plate, through the walls and the floor system.
As a result of attending this webinar, you should be able to:
- Describe basics of conventional roof framing such as hip and valley rafters, ridge boards and ridge beams, as well as the correct applications for rafters, joists and other members
- Identify correct application of the International Residential Code (IRC) as it pertains to stick-frame roof construction
- Recognize the role of various critical connections in building a stable roof
- Identify hanger solutions and design resources that address common challenges with stick-frame roof construction
Continuing education credits will be offered for this webinar. Participants can earn one professional development hour (PDH) or 0.1 continuing education unit (CEU).