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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd May, 2020

What is roof rake edge?

It is a term that describes the sloped sides of a gable end. The rake can be flat with no overhang, or it can overhang the gable end like an eave. The overhanging rake then is closed in with soffit and fascia or left open. A roof rake may be intricately designed.

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Besides, what is the difference between an eave and a rake?

Definition: An Eave is defined as the edge of the roof that overhangs the face of a wall. This is the portion of the roof that protrudes beyond the side of a house or building. In contrast, a Gable (or Rake) is the overhang of a building that occurs on the side that is topped by a gable roof.

Secondly, what is the side of a roof called? Gable: The upper part of a side wall (or flank wall), usually triangular in shape, that comes to a point at the ridge of a sloping roof. Rafters: sometimes referred to as common rafters, these inclined lengths of timber rise from the eaves at the bottom of the roof to the ridge apex at the top.

Also question is, do I need a drip edge on rake edge?

The International Residential Code (IRC) did not require metal drip edges along eaves and rake edges until the 2012 edition (See Code Requirements for Drip Edge, above). So depending on where you work and what code prevails in that area of the country, metal drip edges still may not be required by code.

What part of roof is the rake?

Rake. The rake of the roof is the exposed outer portion of a gable roof that extends from the eave to the ridge. Drip edge is also installed along the rake.

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