Roofs for Adobe Structures (Online)


Credits: 3
Format: Online (6 Weeks)
Workload: 6-8 hours/week
Fee: $300
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Description: This course covers the fundamentals of designing and installing roofs on adobe structures. We focus on owner builder shed and gable roofs with extended eaves. These roof types offer excellent protection to the adobe wall below and enable the use of exterior natural plasters.

Topic Overview: historical overview of roof types found on New Mexican adobe structures, helpful tools for roof installation, wall to bond beam attachment systems, ordering, sizing and installing vigas, roof beams and other roofing lumber, ceiling board installation and finishing, flat roofs - installation techniques and finishing, shed roofs - installation techniques and finishing, gable roofs – installation techniques and finishing, roof insulation techniques and installation, selecting and installing roof decking and metal roofing, importance of extended eaves for use of natural plasters, earthen roof alternatives (domes and vaults)