Competency: 205.00 Draw roof plans . Objective: 205.01 Identify terms and definitions related to roof plans. Roof Plans Terms & Definitions. Flat roof – common in areas with little rain or snow
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Identify terms and definitions related to roof plans.
Roof plan – a drawing in plan view of the roof area showing the features and items on the roof
Roof pitch/slope – a description of the angle of the roof that compares the horizontal run and the vertical rise
Roof truss – a prefabricated member formed of triangular shapes used to construct a roof
Live load – fixed or moving weights that are not a structural part of the building; examples: furniture, occupants, snow on the roof, wind, etc.
Dead load – Static or fixed weights of the structure itself; examples: weight of roofing materials, foundation walls, siding, joists, etc.