Wall Won't Fit to Roof

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Kimberly Rippentrop
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Wall Won't Fit to Roof
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2016 Plus

What would cause a wall to NOT fit to roof? The side walls on this bump-out worked but not the front/main wall.

 

 

yvongonthier
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Fit to roof

Kimberly, are you using fit to roof for all walls? Walls in general should have a specific height that the trusses sit on top of. Then, you adjust your soffit height with the "Heel Height" or "Top to Fascia".

I think that was is happening is that using fit to roof adjusts the height of your wall based on the framing meaning that your stud wall fits to the underside of your roof. Since the exterior finish adjusts to the same height as the stud wall, this causes your brick to stick out of the roof. The thicker the outside finish is, the more it would stick out.

Kimberly Rippentrop
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That makes sense....kinda.

That makes sense....kinda. How do you know what the heel height should be? I'm finding that drafting isn't just drawing anymore like it was 15 years ago. Now you have to know how to build what you're drawing....and I don't....yet.

yvongonthier
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Heel height

In most cases, you set your "TOP to Fascia" height (zero if the underside of your trusses and your fascia line up) and the heel height is adjusted automatically depending on your roof slope and overhang.

Bill Wimberley
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Heel Heights

There is a tutorial Understanding Heel Heights that should help.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com