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Choosing the Right Roof Design and Roof Truss

July 12, 2021

When it comes to choosing the right roof for your home, there are many things to consider including the materials, roof trusses, colour, and more. Both developers of large-scale projects and home owners who embarking are on renovations will need to ask the same questions when choosing a roof style. Here are the considerations to keep in mind:


  • Ability to withstand weather elements and disasters
  • Weight of the material in relation to frames and roof trusses
  • Required slope for the roof
  • Overall design and look
  • Adherence with building codes
  • Overall budget


You can make different choices when it comes to these various components of your roof, from roofing material to roof trusses.


Ultimately, the kind of roof truss shape you choose will depend on the overall design of your design and your own preferences for the kind of roof interior you want to have. When it comes to roofing materials, there are many more elements you have to consider. Here are some popular roofing materials:


Asphalt shingles
This is one of the most popular roofing materials as they come in many colours, are relatively cheaper, easy to install, and are adequately durable.


Clay tile
Clay tiles have a long life span and are particularly suitable for hotter weather due to their heat resistance. However, this material can be heavy, and as such stronger roof trusses or supports will be needed.


Slate is well-liked for its flexibility and overall durability. Like clay tiles, they can also be heavy and more expensive compared to asphalt shingles.


Depending on the kind of roofing material and design you choose, your choice of roof truss will also be affected. Make sure to consult with your designer and contractors, as well as with your roof truss supplier to be able to make the best choices for your home.


At Tamarack Lumber, we specialize in providing roof trusses for both major and smaller-scale projects. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!