Thursday, 24 November 2016

Roof Trusses for Design and Practicality

Roof trusses not only have an important purpose and practical use within the structure of buildings, they can also look quite aesthetic in your home. Oak trusses are often used as feature roof truss, as they’re not only durable, but attractive too.

With over 80% of homes now using roof truss as their roof support, it has taken over the traditional method of using rafters rather well. With such a huge percentage of homes utilising roof truss, there has to be some very good reasons as to why.

One of the reasons roof truss is favoured is because it can create a much larger and airy space. For those who desire an airy and open-plan home, the installation of roof truss is the perfect choice.

In addition, roof trusses are also much cheaper in terms of both production costs and labour costs. Roof truss can be installed onto a building incredibly quickly, which saves valuable time for construction companies and saves money for their clients. This is fantastic for those who need to move into their new home as soon as possible.

There certainly isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to roof truss. The design of trusses can be modified to specifically suit your home before installation. They can easily be modified to allow for skylights and air conditioning units you have (or plan to have) in your home.

It has also been shown that roof trusses are better for the environment. Smaller pieces of lumber are used, which in turn reduces the amount of annual wood waste. Many companies are now opting for more greener and eco-friendly methods of building construction, so the popularity and usage of roof truss for buildings is only set to increase.

Despite roof trusses being made of smaller pieces of lumber than traditional rafters, their strength and stability should not be underestimated. Roof truss lumber is joined together with strong metal connectors, allowing them to span long distances for larger buildings.