Scissor Truss Types & Styles Provides a cathedral or vaulted celing. Most economical when the difference in slope between the top and bottom chords or the bottom cord pitch is no more than half the top chord pitch.
Cathedral Ceilings - A cathedral ceiling is a ceiling that has a center point higher than the walls. This is the most common type of upgrade to ceiling structure and goes a long way to increasing the overall perception of room size.
Vaulted Ceilings - A vaulted ceiling has one wall of the room taller than the opposing wall. The ceiling slants down to the lowest wall again giving the impression or illusion that the room is larger than it is really is, due to the increased volume. If planned correctly, an often inexpensive way to upgrade your home during the building process. In many cases, this upgrade is a little more than selecting the correct type of ceiling trusses.