Trussed roofs are a modern alternative to traditional-style roofs built with rafters. If you are contemplating building with roof trusses, you should be aware of the benefits they have to offer.
Unlike roof rafters, which must be installed one member at a time, roof trusses are dropped off at the construction location in ready to be installed condition. This makes the installation process quicker and a lot easier. In most cases, roof trusses can be installed within the same day or in a few days, getting the building covered much faster and accelerating completion of the construction job. As the saying "time is money" clearly states, it is in your best financial interest to get the job done as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you will spend lots of money on labour expenses.
Creation of extra space
Roof trusses considerably reduce the need to incorporate interior bearing locations into the roofing system. This makes it possible for builders to create functional space in the attic. This way, you will not need to worry about where ductwork for utilities such as air conditioning systems and plumbing appliances will run. And, should you need extra living space in your building in the future, you can convert your attic into a room you can use for basically any purpose.
In terms of structural strength, a trussed roof is much stronger than one that is built with roof rafters. Unlike roof rafters, which are on one end attached to a single beam and on the other end attached to the walls of a building, roof trusses are supported by a triangular webbing of multiple slender pieces that offer superior structural strength. Hence, you can expect superior protection from strong winds and hurricanes if you build your roof with trusses.
Roof trusses are not one-size-fits-all roofing products. They come in a wide range of standard sizes, as well as custom sizes in order to match the requirements of each roofing job. Generally speaking, roof trusses are fabricated in precision jigs to ensure uniformity of the roof planes. As they are manufactured under factory-based conditions using precision machines, roof trusses can be designed to match the requirements of almost any project. This gives building contractors the design flexibility they need to build your structure.
Contact a company like Prefab Technology Pty Ltd to learn more about the options available with roof trusses.