The Benefits of Using Floor Trusses Instead of Joists

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The Benefits of Using Floor Trusses Instead of Joists

Using Floor trusses instead of a traditional solid joist system in the construction of a home can be a very cost-effective decision. Floor trusses provide unique benefits that many builders feel can result in cost savings over the life of the entire project.

What Are The Benefits of Floor Trusses?

One of the biggest benefits of using floor trusses is how flexible they are in creating long or wide rooms with no additional support.  Because floor trusses offer such sturdy support by themselves, they may in some cases, eliminate the need for additional supporting beams.   In many floor plans today, the main floor is completely open with large spans, without any supporting walls or beams. This allows for a spacious and open kitchen, living, dining area, which would not have been possible with traditional building methods. Floor trusses can help builders achieve that seamless, open look that is so popular with homebuyers.

Additionally, the installation of plumbing and ductwork can be challenging and may require careful planning with a traditional solid joist system. With floor trusses, it is much easier to incorporate wiring, plumbing and ductwork easily due to the open nature of the truss.  Floor trusses also allow for easier access if there is ever a need for repairs, and make later modification or remodeling a much simpler and more cost-effective prospect.

What About the Cost?

Because of the openness and flexibility of the layout provided by floor trusses, builders save money when creating open floor plan layouts.  Floor trusses also offer extreme ease of installation; in fact, in most cases, it is often much quicker and easier to install trusses than solid joists.  Additionally, the lack of the need for support materials saves both money and time.  Because there is no need to build supporting beams, builders can quickly install a truss floor and move on to the next phase of the project.

Finally, floor trusses will often improve sound and vibration control when compared to traditional joists.  Trusses can hold up more weight per foot than most joists, and the absorption of load and stress contributes to a quieter and more comfortable living environment.  Adding floor trusses to a home produces a better final product for the homeowner.

If you are interested in learning more about how floor joists can speed up and improve your next construction job, give Stone Truss a call.  For decades, we have provided San Diego area builders with quality roof and floor truss materials that help them save money and time.  Call Stone Truss today to learn how we can help you!

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