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Rough Framing - Roof/Ceiling

Topout/Frame
Rough Framing - Roof/Ceiling

The residential inspection checklist for topout/frame (rough framing for roof/ceiling) includes:

  • Roof rafters / ceiling joists sizing and spacing per City reviewed drawings.
  • Beam(s) and header(s) sizing per City reviewed drawings.
  • Cutting, drilling and notching, section R802.7, I.R.C. 
  • Roof rafters shall be attached to supporting wall assemblies by connections capable of resisting uplift forces as specified on the structural details, or if accepted by the engineer of record, Table R802.11, I.R.C., may be used. 
  • Roof sheathing applied per manufacturer’s specifications and listing, with maximum roof framing member spacing as indexed on the roof sheathing product.
  • Prior to actual installation of roofing material, roof framing must be uniformly pre-loaded with the roofing material (dead load).
  • Diaphragm (roof sheathing) lateral load transfer connection to shearwalls shall comply with City reviewed structural details. 
  • Overframed roof sections per City reviewed drawings ***Please note:  Required attic ventilation must be maintained at overframed roof sections.
  • Gable end knee bracing to provide lateral stability per City reviewed drawings.
  • Use of purlins and struts per section R802.5.1, I.R.C. 
  • Hip and valley (ridge) support per section R802.3, I.R.C. 
  • ***Please note:  Where the roof pitch is less than 3 vertical in 12 horizontal (25% slope) structural members that support rafters and ceiling joists, such as ridge beams, hips and valleys, shall be designed as beams.
  • Framing of roof openings per section R802.9, I.R.C.


Contact Information


City of Litchfield Park
Building Safety Department
214 West Wigwam Boulevard
Litchfield Park, Arizona  85340

Ph: 623-935-1066
Fx: 623-535-9754


Updated 4/22/16