Roof Trusses

As you may know, Roof Trusses are a vital part of any sturdy and safe housing construction. Although not visible when complete, they are an essential part of the construction of a well structured building. These Roof Trusses are usually triangular shaped and are connected together with timber or galvanized metal shapes and can span between block work, or be built in the wall construction.

The Roof Truss supports and stabilizes the roof, helping to distribute the weight of the roof away from the exterior walls of the building. When roof trusses are used in residential projects, they are usually made of wood, as opposed to steel, which is more commonly used in commercial buildings. Alternative names for a roof truss are ‘pitched trusses or a ‘common truss’. Roof trusses are designed in a triangular shape, in because the shape has the natural ability to disperse strain through its complete structure, which makes it extremely stable, rigid and strong.

Roof Trusses come in various different designs, which is due to several differentiating factors that include; the property owners aesthetic preferences, the size of the space the roof truss will be positioned in and the weather conditions that the roof truss is likely to face in the coming years. It is extremely important that when designing and constructing the building, that it is not designed to suit aesthetic preferences alone, as this will affect the structures safety upon completion. An architect or engineer will be able to advise you upon deciding what type of truss you are going to need.

When choosing a roof truss, it is best to get professional help. Different types of buildings and structures require different structures. You must get the correct truss for your needs, so making the best possible decision is vital. A professional will use the latest, proven technology and their own knowledge to carry out the requirements. Aber Roof Trusses are a very well regarded and established company that can produce up to 100 trusses per week.