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I have, on one job, placed the structural sheathing directly on the rafter, then attached the 2x2 sleepers directly through to the rafters, placed the insulation in "vertical" strips and then fixed the rest accordingly.  If necessary attach the upper sheathing for the shingles as an extra.  I.e. Rotate your sleeper detail 90 degrees.
If you can give me a server name I can maybe upload my sketch to your site?
Thor A. Tandy P.Eng MIPENZ
Victoria BC
email: vicpeng(--nospam--at)
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 1:06 PM
Subject: Proposed roof design

Ladies and Gentlemen;

An architectural client of mine is proposing an unorthodox (to me) roof design and has asked me to review. I have some concerns, but I thought I would solicit comments from the engineering community before I responded.

When he first described the system to me, I thought the sheathing would be applied directly on the roof rafters.



UBC/CBC 70 MPH Wind, Exposure C
Seismic Zone 4 (although residential construction and diaphragm shears should be small < 150 PLF).

Your comments would be most appreciated.


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
V/F (949) 248-8588
San Juan Capistrano, CA