Vaulted or Cathedral Roof Framing Basics – Home Building and Remodeling Tips




Click on this link to learn more about structural engineering, roof framing and remodeling. This video should provide you with a simple explanation of why you cannot remove ceiling joist and rafter ties to convert a flat ceiling to a vaulted or angled one. In other words, if you know anyone who’s going to try and convert their old flat ceiling to a cathedral type, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have them watch this video, before making any modifications.

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11 Comments

  1. SandiRose27
    March 25, 2016
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    Another very informative video. I have a small suggestion; please make the cursor bigger. It would be easier for DIYers to follow you easier. Thank you.

  2. NorthernChev
    March 25, 2016
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    From a "remodeling" standpoint, which the title also suggests, the majority of us these days (but not exclusively) are going to run into engineered trusses. So, you're saying from scratch then or old-style construction, I assume?

  3. Benjamin Contreras
    March 25, 2016
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    I have a cracked 2×4 web on a truss. what options do I have to repair the web?

  4. Jaime Perez
    March 30, 2016
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    Awesome tutorial.

  5. Jaime Perez
    March 30, 2016
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    Can you also cover the fastening tools used in the framing, and how they are installed. 🙂 thanks

  6. Jacob Fox
    March 30, 2016
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    lapping the rafters new concept to me but interesting ty for vidio another tip to attach rafters to ride beam is to square off short point of rafter cut 1 1/2 and slip hanger in their it will conceal it making it easier to drywall

  7. Annie Hyberger
    September 12, 2016
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    What's the process for single pitched houses?

  8. Steven Wills
    November 4, 2016
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    Why doe engineers prefer the straps? Wouldn't the break be far less effective than the stacked method on the front?

  9. Brian Peterson
    March 25, 2017
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    Is there a certain size room where removing rafter ties is acceptable? I other words, if I have a small 9×13' porch, so is it okay to remove those rafter ties without adding a massive support beam In the middle? The rafters rest on the 9' long so it's pretty short.

  10. dave boekeloo
    July 10, 2017
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    can u get away with this system for a 16 foot span

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    September 19, 2017
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