Word of the Week: Purlin

Purlins are part of a roof’s structure and are long pieces of wood or metal placed horizontally on top of the roof’s rafters and beams.  According to dictionaryofconstruction.com, purlins, “support roof loads and transfer them to roof beams.”

Purlins and Beams

Purlins and Beams

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