HB RAFTER TAILS

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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.

THICKNESS WIDTH LENGTH
12" 18" 24" 30" 36"
3” 4”
3 ½” 4”
4” 4”
5” 4”
5 ½” 4”
6” 4”
3” 5 ½”
3 ½” 5 ½”
4” 5 ½”
4 ½” 5 ½”
5” 5 ½”
5 ½” 5 ½”
6” 5 ½”
3” 7 ½”
3 ½” 7 ½”
4” 7 ½”
4 ½” 7 ½”
5” 7 ½”
5 ½” 7 ½”
6” 7 ½”
3” 9 ½”
3 ½” 9 ½”
4” 9 ½”
4 ½” 9 ½”
5” 9 ½”
5 ½” 9 ½”
6” 9 ½”
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INSTALLED USING TYPICAL WOODWORKING TOOLS

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STRAIGHTFORWARD INSTALLATION PROCESS

What are rafter tails?

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.

If you want to learn more about rafter tails we encourage you to watch this video or head over to the Hardie Boys videos library.

If you want to learn about the installation process, watch this video.

What are HB rafter tails made of?

Hardie Boys rafter tails are constructed of free foam Cellular PVC. We form these sheets into a limitless amount of shapes and sizes. For increased durability and performance, we use our 1/2″ and 3/4″ products. In addition, we also use a milled 3/4″ PVC cleat custom made and shipped with each unit sold, which gives the end-user first, no need to create their own cleat on the job site and second great durability after installed from storms and extreme environments.

How Do I order HB PVC rafter tails?

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.

How long do PVC rafter tails last?

The life cycle of Hardie Boys PVC rafter tails is a lifetime, but they will require proper installation and maintenance and care. As long as they are not installed incorrectly, used as a structural element, and or painted or finished incorrectly they will have this awesome, low maintenance, very durable, and long-lasting life cycle. The life cycle of a PVC rafter tail is a Lifetime, it should never deteriorate and or need replacement, because of the sheer durability and longevity of its core material, Cellular PVC as well as the patented building process we use to fabricate our components.