The Trusses for a Shed Roof calculator computes the total number and length of trusses for a single sloped roof based on the span, ridge length and the front and back overhangs.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Trusses for Shed Roof (TL): The calculator returns the number and length of trusses for the roof. The Truss Length has an added a margin of error. The calculator also returns the square feet of the roof.
A Shed Roof is a roof with a single slope (see picture). Shed Roofs are used in simple agriculture buildings and state of the art modern buildings. The Trusses for a Shed Roof calculator is meant to help with material estimates for a roof. The rafter length uses the pitch (rise over run) and the span, which is the width plus the two overhangs (front and back).
In all cases, confirm your estimates with a professional estimate and adhering to local building codes.
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