3 Benefits of Choosing Roof Trusses Rather than Rafters

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One of the benefits of having a new home constructed is that you get to choose every detail of the design. If you are in the process of designing a new home, you may be trying to decide between installing rafters or trusses in the roof space. Below is a guide to 3 benefits that trusses offer when compared to rafters.

Less waste to protect the environment

Rafters will normally be cut to size on site before being fitted to the building. The cutting can result in a considerable amount of construction waste as it will generate waste pieces of wood and plenty of sawdust. This waste will typically end up in a landfill. Roof trusses are constructed in an off-site factory to the exact specifications of your home. This means that when they are delivered to the construction site, they are pre-cut and ready to go. This can help to reduce the amount of waste generated during your house building project.

Speedy construction to save money 

Because a roof truss is manufactured and prepared for installation off-site, this speeds up the rate at which your new home can be built. Your construction contractors will have to spend time measuring, marking and cutting the pieces of rafters once they have been delivered. Whereas with a timber truss system, this work will not need to be completed and the trusses can be installed as soon as they arrive. This can significantly increase the speed at which the roof of your new home can be constructed. In the construction business, increased speed equals less cost.

Increased strength for more design possibilities

A system of roof trusses is designed to support the roof and upper floors of your home, which reduces the need for internal walls and allows you to create an open floor plan. Also, because any walls that you do decide to include in the design of your home will be non-load bearing, you can place these wherever you wish, without having to consider the weight of the roof. Rafters alone cannot support the weight of your roof and upper floors, so you will need to ensure that supporting walls are constructed at certain points within your home. The necessity for these walls can limit your design possibilities.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of installing a system of roof trusses in your home, you should contact a roof truss supplier today.


31 August 2017

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