A roof truss is a rigid, strong framework made up of wood members, such as 2 x 4's or 2 x 6's, fastened and held together by metal connector plates. This framework makes up the shape of your roof and supports the roofing materials such as shingles or tin. Roof trusses are designed using triangles, which are one of the strongest shapes. Many of the bridges you drive over were designed using the same ideas of triangles.
Why choose Engineered Roof Trusses?
Engineered Roof Trusses...
...provide structural integrity at a reasonable cost.
...assure that proper loading considerations are addressed in the design of your roof system.
...are manufactured under controlled conditions to assure dimensional consistency.
...reduce installation time.
...allow for installation of complex roof and ceiling designs.
...can be produced in a variety of configurations, pitches, and sizes.
...reduce the need for costly load-bearing interior walls and associated footers.
...provide a ready-made surface on which to attach ceiling dry-wall.
...reduce the amount of time needed to dry-in your building.
...can incorporate the design of a bonus room into your roof structure.
...are delivered to your job site ready to be installed.
Types of Trusses
Information needed to quote your project:
Job Location - Enter City and State or Address and Zip Code to where the trusses will be delivered to.
Pitch - Enter Pitch of Truss (i.e. 4/12)
Building Width (Truss Span) - This is the measurement from the outside of wall to outside of wall in the direction of the trusses
Building Length - This is the measurement from the outside of wall to outside of wall in the opposite direction of the trusses
Truss Spacing - This is the spacing of the trusses in inches. Also called the on center spacing. It is the measurement from the center of one truss to the center of the next truss (i.e. 24")
Overhang Length - This is the measurement of the the overhang length which is measured from the outside of the wall to the end of the finished overhang
Roofing Material - This is the material that will be used on the roof, such as shingles or tin.
Ceiling Material - This is the material that will be used on the ceiling, such as drywall, drop ceiling, etc.
Number of Gables - This is the number of end trusses that will be needed. The gable trusses have vertical studs 24" apart to attach siding to. The gables must be supported the entire length of the bottom chord.
Delivered or Picked Up - Would you rather pick the trusses up or have them delivered by us.
Drawing or Sketch (Optional) - A drawing, blueprint, or sketch of the building is helpful to make sure we have the correct information. This is not necessary but very helpful.