Witches Hat Rafter Detail

Witches hat rafter Roof Detail

Often folks want to add a bit of style to their roof line by adding another roof pitch to the equation, called a witches hat roof, it incorporates a witches hat rafter  (also called a broke back rafter) to achieve this look.

This example uses an LVL spline and some pegs to hold the two rafters together.  Then a couple of structural screws, such as ASSY Screw or GRK RSS Screw to hold the rafters to the plates. The bottom rafter is then housed into the plate 1″ so the weight of the rafter bears on it and not the top of the plate.

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