But for us, the interesting part is the roof trusses. After all, the man in red and white, driving a sky-bound sleigh carries roughly 300 000 tonnes of presents. So, is your roof ready to handle this much mass? Actually, can your trusses handle all the natural curveballs that this jolly man throws at it? Let’s answer these questions so the smaller members of the family don’t lie awake at night worrying. But let’s get one thing straight at the beginning, the answer is OBVIOUSLY YES!
It might come as a surprise to you (the reader), but roof trusses can fail. After all, they sell bits-and-bobs for trusses at the local hardware store where any average Joe can try their hand at truss building. We don’t let amateurs work on our trusses which is why none of our trusses has ever failed.
When you choose a professional service, like us, you get bespoke, designed trusses that will be created with solutions to challenges we can identify in the early stages. An example of this would be pooling areas on your roof.
But you might be surprised to learn that these trusses are designed and prefabricated off-site. Why though? Well here are some solid reasons:
For your information, there are numerous families of truss designs that have individual layouts within them. So, whether you’re looking for something a little bit fancy, practical, or just bog-standard, there is a very specific design of truss just for you.
As the seasons change and the rains start to move in, you might be a little more aware of the potential waterproofing issues. This is especially true if you’re currently building a home of your dreams. Small leaks can be costly and hard to locate later on. You’d be surprised how hard it is to locate the source of a leak on a roof, and this often results in a blanket approach of waterproofing the entire surface – which is expensive. Rather than living under a ticking expense time-bomb, here are our top things to look out for when waterproofing your roof, the first time.
Building contractors can cut corners, we all know this, whether you’ve heard it through the grapevine or experienced it first-hand. The fact is, if you take short cuts when manufacturing or erecting a roof truss, it’s bound to fail sometime in the future. No one wants to think they could potentially be living under a ticking time-bomb.
While we can’t stress the importance of this enough, it’s vital to have an engineer inspect the final installation, but if you can’t get one to come to the building site, here are some tips on how to spot a truss that’s bound to cause a headache in the future.
Currently, more than 70% of all sawn timber in South Africa is used in buildings, mainly in roof structures. We’re part of that large volume of manufacturers, and for good reason, it’s better for the environment. While this may not seem so on the surface, it’s the better choice for those who are environmentally conscious. Here are our top three reasons why wooden trusses are better for the environment.
It can be a daunting challenge for the uninitiated. Delivering a truss from point A to B is a coordinated effort. That’s why you should always leave it up to the experts, but for those of you too anxious to let someone else take the reins, here are the main pointers that even the pros…
Being involved in the truss industry we understand the importance of having a roof/truss that is compliant with The South African National Standard SANS 10 400. Here are a few things you need to think about when choosing to fireproof your trusses.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve probably said it a million times – we love trusses. After all, we design, build, and install them. But often we’re required to hide our work as these trusses get buried in the attic. So, today we’re going to give you three reasons why you should rather install exposed trusses when building your dream home.