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A Quick Guide to Different Roof Truss Designs

July 19, 2021

Getting the right roof truss for your home is not only an aesthetic consideration, but also a functional one. There are many different kinds of roof trusses out there, utilizing different materials and having different costs. When choosing a roof truss for your home, make sure you already have an idea for the kind of aesthetic you want to have. Having a budget in mind will also help you select between your choices.


Here are the most common roof truss designs:


       King post: this design is perfect if you prefer to have a standout statement element in your home. Its name implies some of kind of grandeur and size, and indeed it is quite the statement piece, being particular suitable for porches and garages,


       Pole barn: this option is very common among homeowners because of the high stability it provides. Plus, it can also be highly customized to specifically fit the needs and style of the structure.


       Hip roof: if you are looking for a different roof truss design for your unique architectural project, then a hip roof is perfect for you. It is highly stable and resistant to wind due to its slopes on all sides that meet together in the center of the roof.


       Raised heel: if your biggest concern is energy-efficiency, then this type of roof truss is an excellent choice for you. As the name implies, it is slightly higher than the other designs, making it capable of providing good ventilation and insulation functions with more natural airflow.


There are many other roof trusses that you can look into. Regardless of the design you want, you will surely find the most suitable one for you by talking to one of our experts here at Tamarack Lumber. We will help you decide on the best option for your building and budget.