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4 Factors To Consider Before Manufacturing Roof Trusses

July 22, 2022

Engineered roof trusses are the most preferred type of roof design these days. They have proven to be better than traditional rafters in all aspects. Roof trusses are made of high-quality timber. There are many types of roof truss designs available and each has its properties.


A roof truss manufacturer learns about the requirements from the builder before starting with the manufacturing process. Each piece of information is crucial as they determine the quality, accuracy and longevity of the roof truss. This blog will reveal some of the most important factors that need to be considered ahead of roof truss manufacturing.


Things To Be Considered Before Manufacturing Roof Trusses


Calculating the span is the basic step of roof truss manufacturing. Having the accurate measurement from wall to wall determines the type of truss. Most common house trusses measure 33 to 36 feet. However, it depends on the requirement.

The next important factor is calculating the pitch or slope. A pitch is measured from peak to wall. The style of the roof, the amount of interior space needed, insulation and type of ceiling determine the measurement of the pitch.

There are three types of loads. The dead load is the weight of the roof consisting of framing members and roof covering. Next is, the live load. Live load is the weight added by external factors like snow and ice. The last one is the wind load, which is the force exerted by the wind striking the roof. The location of the house, and the weather in that region, should be considered before manufacturing the trusses.

The interior of the house is another important factor that affects the manufacturing of roof trusses. So you must identify the type of the interior, the space and the requirement before manufacturing the truss.

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