Roof Framing

Since beveled valley rafters aren’t a JobPack option, the author got these LVLs from his local lumberyard.

He cut them on site.

The valley jack rafters were precut, but needed to be trimmed to size because of layout changes in the rest of the roof framing.

Some of the common rafters also had to be cut on site from stock material.

LSLs are a lot heavier than I-joists or sawn lumber; wrestling the 20-foot-long common rafters into position was a three-man job.

Crew members tacked the dense material in place with a nail gun, then used impact drivers to drive structural screws through the rafters into the framing.

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