How to Measure Heel Height

One of the most important measurements needed to match an existing roof is called the 'HEEL HEIGHT'.

Simply, it is the thickness of the truss measured at the point where the bottom chord meets the top chord from the top of the top plate to the underside of the sheathing.

Below are some diagrams to help illustrate the measurement points.

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