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How to Construct a Mansard Roof?

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A mansard roof is an excellent addition to a home for those looking to increase the living space on the top floor or to add to the attic room. Firstly, prepare the construction site. Nail common rafters to one side of the first ridge board and raise the ridge nailing in opposing rafters. Position the outside rafters so that the birds-mouths line up on the wall top plate and nail in place. Repeat this with the remaining three sides. Nail in the remaining common rafter and ceiling beams and lay ceiling sheathing. Build the upper extension by setting vertical rafters inside the ridge board line. Brace with common rafters inside and out. Nail on collar ties and fascia before beginning to sheath the roof. Nail sheathing to common rafters. Lay flashing around valleys and vents. Lay the undercoating. Lay the shingles. Add any molding accents.
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Invented earlier but popularized in the 1600s by French architect Francois Mansart, this roof style was used extensively in Mansart's designs, giving rise to the term "mansard.
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n. A four-sided roof having a double slope on all sides, with the lower slope much steeper than the upper.
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You will need to purchase a drill and also you will need to buy some wood. Then you measure the amount of wood you will need to construct the roof. Then you need to being to stable
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