We all know that trusses are strong, durable and cost-effective, but many builders also believe–falsely, as it turns out–that they are boring. Nothing could be further from the truth! With the right truss design, builders can not only bring quality and efficiency to their building projects but can also create unique shapes and spaces that make their homes stand out.
What Is Truss Design?
A truss is simply a prefabricated structure, usually made of wood with metal fasteners, that holds up the roof of the house. Their members, or pieces, sit inside an external frame and help deflect force; as a result, trusses can hold up a great deal of weight relative to their size and can withstand pressure from different angles.
Trusses provide a quick and economical way to build a roof that avoids the problem of stick-building rafters in place. However, most roof trusses are mass-produced in particular shapes or sizes that are common for homes. This leads to the impression that this is the only way trusses can be produced.
In reality, trusses can be designed and built to any specifications and still offer cost-effectiveness and strength.
Three Advantages of Unique Truss Design
Designing unique trusses does take some time, but there are several advantages in custom-built trusses that make them worth the extra effort.
At Stone Truss, we offer San Diego builders options to help them satisfy even the most discerning clients. Give us a call today to talk about unique and custom truss design for your next building project!