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Loghomeology definition

Rafters

Structural members used to support the roof. Roofing is nailed directly to the top of the rafters. In log homes and timberframe buildings, rafters are often replaced by trusses due to span limitations, roof load or ascetics. In some applications, additional support is provided by knee walls.

R-Value

A term used to rate the insulation properties of construction materials and buildings. The higher the R-value, the greater insulation value. It is a measurement of a material’s resistance to the flow of heat. 

It is important to know the R-value because some states or regions require that a roof and or wall system have a minimum amount of thermal resistance on new buildings. You will want to verify this with your local government building codes and with the log home manufacturer you choose.

Ridge & Ridge Vent

The top junction of two sloping surfaces such as the very peak of a roof.  A ridge vent is usually installed to promote attic ventilation.  The top-most purlin.

Ridgepole

The horizontal timber at the top of the roof to which the rafters are attached.

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