What are roof trusses?
Roof trusses are engineered structural products that when grouped together make up a building's roof system. In most cases, roof trusses comprise the part of a home or commercial structure above the walls. When walls are built they are usually topped off with a board commonly referred to as the top plate. A roof truss is then placed on top of the plate.
Can you design a truss within an existing room?
Yes, but once the roof has been conventionally framed, the process becomes more complex and more timely to complete.
Trusses can be manufactured in a variety of shapes allowing for unique variations in roof lines and ceiling configurations. Ceiling heights can be raised within the design of the truss often reducing the cost and time on traditional wall framing with longer studs. Truss systems can also be used to create cathedral ceiling, trays, coffers and vaults for a more contemporary design of the structure.
When should I schedule my trusses to arrive?
When building a new structure, the delivery of trusses can be timed to arrive at the job site as the project's walls are erected. An experienced crew can erect the roof trusses of a typical residential project in a matter of hours and have the the project dried-in the next day.
Can I store things in trusses?
Yes, roof trusses can be designed for both storage and living space.
Can you design a truss system where I won’t need columns in the basement?
Yes, depending on the depth restrictions, floor trusses can be designed to clear span up to 40 feet.
Can you design beams?
How do trusses save money?
Using trusses eliminates wasted lumber. Most residential and even many commercial jobs can use trusses manufactured from 2 x 4’s, eliminating the need for larger and more expensive dimensional lumber.
Is it difficult to erect wall panels?
Not at all. Panels can be positioned and anchored to a proper foundation literally within minutes. Most houses are under roof within one day and many are under lock and key within one day. The result is lower risk of damage due to weather and less job site theft.