Question re: Ridge Rafter

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Old 11-24-09, 06:58 AM
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Question re: Ridge Rafter

First: Thanks to everyone who has helped me along with my project so far.Beer 4U2

One final question:

My ridge rafter is 2x10; fascia boards are 2 x 8.

Where my fascia boards on the gable end meet at the peek, the ridge rafter will protrude downwards a couple of inches.

I presume I need to cut the ridge rafter back, but by how much? I'll be installing aluminum soffit and fascia, so presumably it should be recessed a couple of inches up behind the fascia board?
 
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Old 11-24-09, 08:08 AM
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Another thought...

I've seen gable end peaks that have a triangular piece of fascia board that covers the end of the ridge rafter.

Is this how I should be handling this situation?
 
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Ridge Board

The width of the ridge board in the gable should match the gable framing to give you a flat framework for the gable soffit.
 
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Originally Posted by TomLusk View Post
I've seen gable end peaks that have a triangular piece of fascia board that covers the end of the ridge rafter.

Is this how I should be handling this situation?
That's one way....if you are using metal facia, I would be tempted to apply the triangular piece after the metal is installed. Just make sure it dosen't extend past your roofing.
Paint and caulk the same color(?) as the facia.
How are you going to finish the ridge beam?
Being that it will be exposed.
These attached pics might give you some....other... ideas.
I cut back my 2 ply (2x12) ridge beam and finished with fir.
The roof structure was designed this way because the dwelling is modular, it can be easily seperated in the center of the ridge beams.
But that's another story....



 
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Old 12-05-09, 06:17 AM
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Soffit

Do you want the soffit in the gable to hide the bottom edge of the ridge board?
 
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