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The Functions and Benefits of Roof Trusses

June 14, 2021

A solid and stylish roof truss can work wonders to boost the aesthetics and resale value of your home. Roof trusses are major structural components of a building that are intended to provide support for the roof. In addition to that, they are also a stylistic choice as different types of roof trusses exist, each bringing a different feel to a home. 


Here is everything you need to know about roof trusses as a support structure and component of style:


But what exactly is the function of roof truss and how does it work? Roof trusses utilize a combination of beams that form a very sturdy structure. Though they look like conventional rafters, they are more complex as they have a series of multiple triangles within its major frame called webs. This makes them capable of providing a high level of support to any structure.


Roof trusses has seen use all throughout history, starting in ancient times when they were very rudimentary. In modern times, they improved to provide better strength to increasingly larger homes, especially during the Industrial Revolution when large-scale housing projects were undertaken and a code of safety had to be implemented in all of them. Today, trusses are used in almost any building.


Roof trusses provide a wide variety of benefits. The biggest benefit is the faster installation speeds that roof trusses have compared to other types of support structures like rafters. They also provide better strength and support. They are made in a facility and then delivered to the construction site, with installers being able to quickly assemble the pieces together. It is much quicker and easier to install, saving you a lot of time as opposed to building a support structure on site.


Moreover, roof trusses are very flexible because they can be customized to any design you want or prefer. They can be fitted to any design of your roof. They are very durable and can last for almost a lifetime as long as they are designed and engineered with high quality.


For more information on roof trusses, contact us at Tamarack Lumber today.