House Framing Terms
The soffit is the enclosed portion of the roof that overhangs the house walls at the roof lower edges.
House framing terms. Structure of a house. Two basic methods are used for framing a house. Rafter blocking or cross bridging also found on floor joists and in some wall framing. Back to alphabetical list hip roof.
There s a lot to know about framing a home so here are a few basic framing terms to help you get started. Rim joist band joist or end joist this is a board that is equal in height to the floor joist. The sill plate and rim joist combination is the leading point of air infiltration in your house. Platform construction is much more common than balloon framing though balloon framing was employed in many two story houses before 1930.
In framing construction a wall panel refers to the panel or structure that makes up the framing for one wall of a home. Stud a 2x4 or 2x6 vertical framing member used to construct walls and partitions. Taken in that context house or building framing is not all that difficult. Soffit or lookout or house eaves.
It sits even with the outside edge of the sill plate. With today s advances in air tools such as framing nailers you don t even have to be an experienced hammer swinger to frame a house. House framing actually consists of several separate projects assembled into one to create the finished home. A framing member that supports the cut ends of studs or joists usually over a window or door or at either end of a floor or ceiling opening.
The construction of a typical roof overhang eave or soffit is shown in our sketch. It is typically held down with a few nails shot from a gun. Roof sheathing or roof decking. Platform and balloon frame construction.