Rethinking roof framing
Before I started reading here, I was planning low sloped parallel chord for a new build. I’ve since learned that venting a 2:12 slope is not recommended(even though I think it might prove OK in my area)
Also turns out parallel chords are pretty expensive as roofing members go. And if I was to spray foam them to go the sealed route things start to get really expensive
I am now thinking of a sealed roof, same pitch, Zone 4C so I’d put 2-3 inches of rigid foam over the roof deck and fill the stud bays with batts or cellulose.
TJI’s probably make the most sense to accommodate for moderate spans
I like exposed rafter tails and I am wondering what the technique is for stopping the TJI at the wall and then sistering on a tail?
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