What are roof trusses?
Roof Truss Advantages
Common Truss Types
Scissor Truss Types
Attic and Gambrel
Roof Design Limitations
What are floor trusses?
Floor Truss Advantages
Floor Design Limitations
What are they? What are they used for?
A wood truss is a structure comprised of one or more triangular units and framing members, which are connected by metal plates at each joint.
The triangle shape gives the truss strength and stability.
Trusses are often referred to as an open web system due to the web-like appearance caused by the triangular patterns.
Designed to transfer weight of supported load to the joints, rather than to the chords or webs.
Inteded to give clear spans between the external supporting walls
Typically, roof trusses are used in residential and commercial construction as an alternative to conventional stick roof framing.
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