|Forum topic by RonInOhio||posted 430 days ago||3875 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
430 days ago
My shed is only about 10×12. I had ceiling joists but removed them and was planning on
The rafter from plate to ridge is less than 6 feet. Additionally the birds mouth is cut
The roof slope is less than 20 degrees.
I have read up on collar ties and have found conflicting info . If they are installed at the top 1/3 of the rafter they serve to prevent uplift of the rafters and roof. If they are installed on lower third of rafter, they serve to prevent the walls from being pushed out from the weight of the roof.
I have seen some little truss roofed sheds with no joists or collar ties. I was wondering if any of you think
Leaving them out will simplify things and of course give me a lot more headroom . But of course I don’t want problems down the road. As the shed is small and I have the metal connectors and hurricane ties,and additionally the span is so small, I’m thinking I can leave them out. Your thoughts ? No building permit needed.