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labor comparison
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Best of both... ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
My hipped roof house was conventionally framed by two people in a day. Hipped roofs have way more parts than a gable roof which would have taken less than a day. The part sizes are read from a framing table, cut and easily nailed in place. The presumption is that the framer is experienced and knows how to use a framing square and skill saw. How much less labor can you imagine trusses would be, and the means to lift them, square them and nail in place? For a gable roof all the rafters are cut from one pattern rafter- 4 quick cuts per with a skill saw' plus the labor to lift up the rafter and nail it in place.

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