Rafter Tails For Your Home

Rafter tails are the exposed exterior portion of a building’s wood structural truss that projects beyond the perimeter wall of the structure. This structural element is secured to the top of the wall or tie beam and then projects to support the soffit overhang. The Rafter tail is typically scrolled and detailed and is a major component of the soffit system in timber frame construction. A rafter tail is also considered, depending on where it is used on a home, as an Outlooker, Outrigger, Lookout, or Tailpiece. These components support the soffit system, cantilever deck, or gable end; all of which consist of tongue and groove roof decking and the fascia or exterior trim board.


The ordering of PVC Rafter Tails from Hardie Boys is a very simple process that has been designed to create convenience. The most commonly used option is, to email us a PDF set of plans of your home, then call and discuss with one of our representatives. You may also pick a rafter tail design from the catalog and a size from the options available and submit an email to [email protected] or you can also use our contact form below. For a quicker response, call our office at (954) 784 8216.