How Strong Are Roof Trusses?

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Roof trusses are an amazing feat of engineering. They’ve been used in construction for centuries, providing strength and stability to countless important structures.

The amount of weight a roof truss can support varies depending on the style of the roof and the design loading. Wood roof trusses transfer the weight from the roof to the supporting walls, becoming an integral structural system. As wood truss manufacturers, we work with your structural engineer to determine the amount weight your trusses can hold to make sure it meets your requirements.

We use our team of technicians, engineers, seasoned experts, and advanced technology to construct the best Roof and Floor trusses in the San Diego area. Each wood truss is specifically designed for the building we’re working with, ensuring that it’s as strong as can be for that unique building.

Our Roof trusses are pre-constructed and brought over to the site when complete. The installation of roof trusses is much quicker than the installation of onsite conventionally cut rafters.

Wood roof trusses are essentially a series of triangles, triangles are considered to be the strongest of the geometrical shapes, their symmetry aids in the distributing of weight. This stability is why the shape is so common in wood roof truss manufacturing.

Consider the structures that use wood trusses:

  • Cathedrals
  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Airport Terminals
  • Aircraft Hangers
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Auditoriums

These massive buildings need a lot of support, and wooden roof trusses are up for the task.

There is so much more to know about roof truss systems and the strength they can provide to a structure. If you’re in the San Diego area considering installing a wood truss system, feel free to reach out to any of us at Stone Truss!


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