Things a Roof Truss Supplier Wants You to Know


A roof truss is defined as a structural framework made from timber. This is designed to fit in the space above the room and to provide support for the roof. Roof truss suppliers offer a lot of designs depending on several factors. Below are some of the things your roof truss supplier wants you to know while building your home:

What to Consider When Choosing a Truss Design – When selecting the perfect roof truss to fit your house frame, there are several factors you need to look into. First and foremost, you have to be aware of the stress the roof is likely to be subjected to. This comes from natural forces such as rain, wind and snow. Such elements can cause a lot of strain on your roof and therefore selecting the correct truss design will work to your benefit. Before majoring in one model, first, consider observing the weather patterns in the area to choose the most appropriate truss. Another critical factor to be considered is the size of the space that remains open within the building.  A roof truss is intended to occupy this space while offering support for the roof. Having too much space might require a different roof truss design than having little space. A roof truss will be selected depending on the area available and how the model will be able to occupy that space for excellent results.​

The Two Types of Roof Truss Available – There are various roof truss designs in the market, each having its unique features that set it apart from the others. However, all the models emanate from two primary roof trusses. These include the pitched truss as well as the parallel chord truss.

  1. The Pitched Truss – Pitched roof trusses come in a triangular shape with some additional structural members. The members are used to provide strength and maintain form as the trusses sit on your house frame. Roof truss suppliers usually recommend this for simple roof construction.
  2. Parallel Chord Truss – The second type of roof truss available in the market is the parallel chord truss. This comes along with two parallel chords that create both the top and bottom of the truss. The truss is built with either perpendicular or diagonal webbing to connect the chords. The parallel bottom chord is usually left in tension while the top chord is left in compression. This is done to even out the forces between the chords for the promotion of structural strength and durability


24 October 2017

Repairing or Replacing a Roof

Hello, welcome to my roofing blog, my name is John and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. I recently moved out here with my wife and two kids to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. We bought an old farmhouse and are in the process of renovating it. The place needs quite a bit of work. One of the biggest jobs so far has been sorting out the roof. It was missing a few tiles and I couldn't decide if we should try and repair it or if it would be better to have it repaired. Thankfully, my neighbour is something of an expert. He came and inspected the roof and recommended that we replace it. He explain how roofing works and the benefits of using different materials. I have learnt so much, I decided to start this blog.