By jeff in Grove City, PA on 11/9/2019
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.
The Rafters are hung at a ridge beam using an pre-determined structural hanger. What is used depends on where you building and the requirements of the roof in general. ThermoBuilt designed mine and they can do the same for you.
As an experienced contractor, I think their system very easy to work with. I like the full scope of the whole house engineering.
In the past I built mostly conventional “Stick built” and panelized construction, and insulated them conventionally. Most like anyone else, I researched online for system and methods for easy to build energy efficient buildings. After building my home with ThermoBuilt, it wouldn’t feel right to go back to older conventional ways of building.
Full disclosure, when I wrote my original post, I had only my experience with my home. Since then, I’ve worked with some of their other customers in an advisory / consultant both in the pre-construction stages as well as on-site. I now work with ThermoBuilt as an independent contractor, which has given me allows me to help many other contractors, framers and owner builders across the country. I help answer their questions, and while on site I help get projects started quickly. By going over the blue prints with the framers / homeowner builder / contractors for the shell.
I enjoy working onsite giving instruction and guidance to this type of building. It’s a straight forward and easy to build system with, but like anything, experience counts. I bridge that gap to help speed up the start of a first build project by eliminating learning curves. I also enjoy lending my experience to electricians and HVAC install folks and specifiers as well.
If you are ready to go and need advices the folks at ThermoBuilt are great to work with and will help.
If you need help deciding, you can certainly contact me for an independent opinion. If you do decide on the ThermoBuilt System, I’m available and ready independently for onsite help during your build.
Good Luck with your future builds!
Let me know if I can help Tom.