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Tips For Safe Storage Of A Roof Truss Onsite

May 05, 2023

A roof truss is a structural framework that supports your roof and provides aesthetics. While they are designed to withstand heavy loads and provide stability to your house, it's crucial to store them safely on-site before installation. Trusses made of wood can be easily broken or damaged if not taken care of appropriately. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips for the safe storage of a truss onsite so that you can avoid any potential damage or accidents.


How to safely store your roof truss?


1. Avoid direct contact with the ground if possible:

When placing your roof truss in storage, make sure that it is not in direct contact with the ground. This can help prevent moisture from seeping into the wood and causing damage over time. One way to avoid direct contact with the ground is by using pallets or other types of supports. By elevating the trusses off the ground, you can help prevent moisture buildup and reduce the risk of damage.

2. Fasten securely:

Make sure that you fasten your roof truss securely when storing it onsite. This can help prevent any accidents or injuries from occurring while also protecting the integrity of the structure itself. Bracings, screws and bolts can be used to fasten the lumber.

3. Use props to provide stable support:

Using props such as sawhorses or stands can help provide stable support for your roof truss while it is being stored onsite. This can help prevent any accidental falls or damage caused by improper handling.  A good option would be adjustable steel props as they can be adjusted according to the height needed for support.

4. Use level bearers:

When storing multiple roof trusses together, make sure that they are all supported by level bearers at regular intervals along their length. This will ensure that weight is distributed evenly and reduce the risk of warping or bending over time.

Always keep in mind that proper handling and storage practices can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your valuable assets. It is also recommended to let professionals do all the heavy lifting when it comes to roof trusses. At Tamarack Lumber Inc., we strive to help our clients with all their truss requirements. Speak to us today!