Chris from teaches you how to build a shed roof. All the steps to framing a roof for your storage shed are shown and described in detail in this video.

It includes:
Laying out the top plates for rafter locations
Setting the end rafters
Installing string to keep all the rafters in line with each other
Installing the intermediate rafters
Installing sub fascia
Installing roof sheeting

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33 Responses

  1. It is very important that plywood clips are used between the rafters otherwise the sheathing will sag, and or bow.

     Even though you have gone to the trouble to make all the rafters the same, it is very common that the tails will vary. Run a string line down down the tails to make sure they are straight, and cut if necessary. 

    1. @Simon Vancoillie That depends on the roof loads in your region, ie. snow and wind. But as a general rule I would use engineered trusses for spans of 14 foot and greater. Check with your local building department or a structural engineer.

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  2. You obviously do not live in a heavy snow climate. 24″ centers on the roof will not hold up under a heavy snow load. I build all of my sheds with 16″ centers for the roof. I live in upstate NY and 2′ or more of snow on a roof is not uncommon.

    1. iCreatables Thanks for the vid. This is very adequate for SoCal. As we have two seasons, summer and summer lite. Someone mentioned snow, what’s snow lol.

  3. I love this set of vids. It is the most detailed, comprehensive, and LAY (wo)MAN’S I have found. I feel like this is something I can do now. Thank you very much 🙂

  4. damn i wish i had a nail gun or something, all i got is a hammer and a screw driver and am building a cabin in the woods..already started on my roof though! just needed some good insights on simple roof designs, this ones awesome

  5. can you tell me the size of the z flashing you used? Only z flashing I found was smaller than the one you used, and I am unsure whether to use it. Thanks.

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  6. Holy crap, I’ve watched this video like 10 times and I’ve never noticed that beautiful mountain view in the background while he’s installing the roof sheeting. So awesome!!

    1. when i built our shed i used a plan from
      and it had all the blueprints, supplies, materials, and list well laid out for me.

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