Course Information Roof Systems Course

Roof Systems Course

Course Duration:1 week – 40 hours

Course Class Times:Monday - Friday (Weekends Off)

Hours per Day:8am - 5pm each day with two half-hour breaks at 11am and 2pm

Basic layout calculations and actual layout and construction of all the pieces for a roof system. Calculating post length and slabbing all the required flats.

This course is optional but can only be taken by students who have completed the Comprehensive Log Building Course. Students will learn how to do roof element calculations as well as explore design criteria in determining the elevation and lengths for all roof components. They will then put these methodologies to use in practical application by constructing and installing the actual roof.

Course Components What You'll Learn

  • Calculating roof elements including plate line, rise, run, span and pitch.
  • Calculating settling factors
  • Calculating required heights
  • Layout procedures, determining offsets
  • Use of framing squares, chalk lines, jigs, templates
  • Plate line identification
  • Pitch cuts, apex, purlin thickness, pocket cut
  • Determining framing and finishing requirements
  • Centerline mark procedures
  • Cut and finish methods (cut all slabs, end cuts, notches, scarfes and bevels, mortises and tenons
  • Layout, cutting and drilling holes
  • Brace and connection methods

Student Tools & Equipment What You Need to Bring & What We Provide

You Need to Bring

  • Toolbelt
  • Chalkline (red or blue)
  • Exacto knife
  • Torpedo level
  • 1” chisel
  • Hammer for chipping out wood pieces
    (claw should not be too bent, Beat uses an estwing 22oz).
  • Small speed square
  • Chainsaw pants or chaps
  • Steel toe boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Clothes for any kind of weather
  • Measuring Tape

We Provide

  • Hard hat with earmuffs
  • Log home building tools, including
  • Scribes
  • Slicks
  • Saws
  • Grinders
  • Draw knives
  • PV
  • Squares
  • Levels
  • unBEATable School of Log Construction T-shirt

Of these tools, some will be available for students to purchase, including scribes, slicks, drawknives, and chainsaws. We will be able to provide tools in the event a student is unable to transport or supply what is required. We are currently looking into tool packages available for overseas students.

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