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What Causes Cracks In Your Roof Framing? - There are a few different things that could cause cracks in your roof framing rafters and other structural components that are used while building your roof. Some of these cracks are actually in the lumber and no one ever did anything about them, while building the roof.

Roof Framing Secrets - Plan, Measure Then Build - When I first started working in construction, I was 16 years old and my first job was building stairs with my father. Within a few years I got to help my dad build some extremely difficult custom home roofs. These roofs required about five days for two men to cut and assemble.

5 Simple Rules for Beginner House Framing - If you haven't ever built a house before and you don't have any experience building a house, I would like to share five simple rules for beginner house framing with you. These five simple rules aren't going to solve all of your problems, but they're going to provide you with a step in the right direction.

Floor Joisting Framing Secrets - I was about 18 years old, when my dad needed to build a floor that was going to be located inside of an industrial tilt up building. The floor joisting framing secrets that I'm about to share with you, were learned on this particular job.

The Best Carpenter That I Ever Knew - My dad could build anything. I watched him build a room addition on our house when I was a child, build furniture in the garage and even built his own campers for his truck. My dad is truly the best carpenter that I ever knew and remains so to this day.

Problems Created From Roof Leaks to Roof Framing - You're not going to need to be a construction specialist or have 50 years of experience in the construction industry to look at a section of your roof framing that is suffering from water damage, to get a pretty good idea that you might have a roof leak.

Five Tips for Easier Gable Roof Framing - If you're planning on building a gable roof, it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up a couple of books or read a few articles, especially if you don't have any idea how to build one. Let me see if I can help you, by providing five tips for easier gable roof framing.

Wall Framing Stud Tips - Contractor Secrets - One of the biggest problems with framing studs today is that they are cut from the center or near the center of small trees. I don't know if it's true, but a friend of mine was telling me that the average tree cut down today is no bigger than 6 inches in diameter.

House Framers Use Different Words on the East Coast - When I first started working as a house framer in Southern California, there were more terms for more different things than you could possibly ever imagine. Some of these contractors got their training on the East Coast or Midwest and eventually migrated to the west coast.

Dangers of Using Damaged Lumber - Home Construction - It's not as common as it used to be, when large framing contractor's would save money ordering damaged lumber or inferior building products. This might be a thing of the past in some areas, but there are still framing contractors and lumber companies who you need to be careful with, especially when the lumber they're sending out to your job can cause an accident.


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