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CRPT 1411 Conventional Roof Systems

Study of the principles of design and construction of a conventional roof system incorporating gable, hip, and intersections. Emphasis on safe work practices and the selection, use and maintenance of tools and equipment. Department approval recommended.

Students learn about

  • Types of roofs
  • Parts of the roof
  • Layout terms, principles and practice
  • Plans, measurements and materials
  • Roofing materials
  • Gable and hip roof construction

and get hands-on practice in

  • Layout of common, hip, valley and the various jack rafters
  • How to use the rafter square, speed square and the hand- held calculator

Student Provided Tools (see the instructor's syllabus for the exact list)

  • Hammer (16 oz or heavier)
  • Speed square (photo)
  • Tape measure (preferably longer than 16 feet, with a 1” wide blade and stud marks)
  • Nail apron or tool belt
  • 3 ring binder for handouts, notepaper and pencils
  • Hand-held calculator if you have one= 

Course syllabus is available on the current semester schedule page

Roofing handout (PDF)

Laying out rafters (large PDF)




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