To build the roof click build> roof> build roof from the menu.
Roof energey heel.
On the roof panel of the build roof dialog that displays:
Image of roof framing problems 4.13.21.pdfimage of roof framing problems 4.13.21.pdfi can't find any way to create roof trusses with energy heels for a hipped roof.the videos and help content talk about how to edit individual trusses and copy them but that wouldn't work very well for a hipped roof design as there are so many unique trusses.
An energy heel has a taller heel height which allows for the adequate amount of insulation to reach the outside wall and eliminate the cold spot.
Just go into your roof setting and set your roof support height (on all eves) to match the heal height you desire, then in all your exterior walls set the siding so it extends past the top of the wall to meet the soffit or like i do i just extend the top of the siding the same distance as my heal height minus 2″s.
Chapter 11 of the irc deals with energy efficiency and is closely.
As energy heels emerged in truss design, no one entity lead the way with what is considered to be an energy heel versus a raised heel (taller than normal).
Otherwise.you will not get an energy heel truss.
Raised heel trusses are an easy way to dramatically improve.
That 7 is dependent not only on the roof pitch as stated in the help files but also on the size of the top and bottom chord of the truss.
If you ended up with scissors trusses without raised heels, you’ve got a major problem on your hands.
How to measure heel height.
Instead of running ceiling joists next to rafters, build the ceiling frame as if it were a floor and set a plate along the outer edge.
But what is the typical measurement for an energy heel?
Below are some diagrams to help illustrate the.
One of the most important measurements needed to match an existing roof is called the 'heel height'.
This translates to about 13 inches of space for insulation at the outside edge of the roof/wall connection after space for roof venting is deducted.
Standard and energy heel roof trusses are drawn manually, and created where roof and ceiling planes already are present.
The trusses engineered for the model remodel have a short length of vertical 2x4 to raise the top chord 14 inches above the top plate.