Where rafters are used? What is the purpose of it?
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Rafter is a structural component that is used as a part of a roof construction. Though typically it runs from the ridge or hip of the roof to the wall plate of external wall. Generally, rafters are laid in series, side by side, providing a base to support, roof decks, roof covering, etc. Rafters are designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.
Rafter is one simple sloped structural member which is generally made up of wood.