Roof structure terminology

  1. Wall plate 
  2. Truss    
  3. Valley rafter    
  4. Hip rafter    
  5. Batten    
  6. Eaves    
  7. Tilting batten    
  8. Fascia board    
  9. Verge counter batten
  10. Tie Beams
  11. Sprocket end
  12. Bracing
  13. Apex
  14. Junction
  15. Rafter
  16. Hip counter batten
  17. Valley counter batten
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