Homebuilders and contractors would both agree that roof framing has improved over the years. Initially, they had to rely on rafters and ceiling joists to construct roofs, but now a high majority of roofs utilize trusses for framing and support. Fisher Lumber is an advocate of not only using trusses for roofing but for flooring as well. Why are trusses so trendy? Keep reading to discover the benefits behind building with roof trusses.
Since contractors have to cut rafters, custom builds them, and install them on-site, this can become costly as far as expense and cost of labor. In contrast, contractors can build with trusses off-site and are typically ready to install upon arriving on-site, which saves money in the long run. Because trusses are small and compact, the expenses aren’t as high. The small, wooden pieces merge via tooth plate connectors, making them versatile, highly functional, and unique.
Trusses are durable and have the capability of spanning vast distances. Because of this, contractors or builders don’t have to depend on interior load-bearing walls. Why does this matter? It’s easier to create an open-floor layout, which is a critical feature in modern interior and exterior design. Trusses are also made of engineered wood in an indoor facility, making them less susceptible to water damage. Lumber that can sustain through inclement weather is worth the investment.
Because trusses are pre-fabricated in an off-site factory, the trusses are delivered to the specified site and installation requires just a crane. This process doesn’t take much longer than a day! Trusses being delivered on-site speeds up the entire construction processes so that structures can close quicker, which aids a home in not being exposed to the elements.
Home building technology had advanced meaning that roofs are now more unique in terms of design. Because trusses are so flexible, they can be custom made to fit a variety of roof shapes and designs. Commercial buildings in the case of a cathedral have unique angles. Traditional rafters would make it challenging and more expensive to configure them to complex roof structures.
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