There are a number of things to consider when building a gable style storage shed in your backyard. This includes the method of construction you will use to build your roof roof. You have two choices. Build your roof using trusses or rafters.
Uses trusses to build your gable roof is less complicated than using trusses. This is because you can buy the required trusses already made from your local building supply store or lumber yard. The pre made trusses can be fastened directly to the shed structure, which requires less labor than building rafters for your roof. To determine the number of trusses needed you will need to know the pitch or slope of your roof, length and width of the shed. You will need to know these calculations when ordering your pre made trusses. You can determine these numbers by using a roof roof truss calculator, which can be found on the internet. Just Google "gable roof truss calculator" to find one.
When building your gated shed roof with rafters a number of things have to be taken into consideration to get the job done right. All the rafters have to be the same size, so they should be pre cut before they are assembled and installed on the top of the shed walls. The length of the rafters are based on the run and rise of the roof. The rise is the vertical distance between the rafter and the base of the roof and the run is the horizontal length.
Whatever method you choose to build the gable style roof of your shed, you want to complete it in a timely and cost-effective manner. You may consider using proven garden shed plans to help you accomplish goal.