Why Use Wood Trusses?

SAVE MONEY: The cost is known in advance, your site erection time is reduced, and losses from job site material shortages are eliminated.

RELIABILITY: Each truss has been individually designed and that design is approved by certified engineers for structual adequacy.

VERSATILITY: Engineered trusses provide more design flexibility than conventional framing. They offer numerous custom design options and present an economical and structurally superior method for rapid erect.


truss - roof slope - top chord - bottom chord


SPAN: the length of the bottom chord.

OVERHANG LENGTH: the horizontal distance from the end of the bottom chord to the bottom edge of the top chord.

QUANTITY: the number of trusses you need can be easily determined as they are usually spaced 24 inches on center (O.C.)

DESIGN LOAD: the sum of the live and dead loads for top and bottom chords, plus the allowable stress increase.

ROOF SLOPE: the vertical rise in inches per 12 inch horizontal run.

TYPE OF TRUSS: Indicate the truss configuration desired, such as scissor, etc.

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