It should go without saying that trusses are going to be the largest, heaviest, and most expensive structure when building a new home. Your roof is arguably the most important component of a new home, aesthetically, and element-wise.
But, it’s sad to have to admit this, often home and building owners choose to skimp on budget and don’t shell out for quality roofing products. This results in shoddy workmanship, utilising substandard materials, and eventually, a product collapse or malfunction.
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:
Building a truss on-site takes a lot of organising. If you’ve ever visited a building site, it’s can be a juggling act at some times, which is complicated with the addition of large timbers laying around.
This is where your prefabricated truss helps to uncomplicate the process. They are simply dropped off, installed on to the load-bearing walls, and it’s done. No mess to deal with and your project can carry on after roughly a day.
Speedy installation also helps to prevent moisture settling in and ageing your truss once it’s sealed in under the roofing.
Also, being manufactured off the building site means you can build specialised trusses.
It’s just a fact, we all want the products we buy to be designed and made for us. This is especially true when building your home, thus your truss.
Building specialised trusses requires having access to space and specialised tools. Like we have in our 2000m2 warehouse where we keep our specialist timber cutting machines.
Prefabricated trusses allow for almost any style or design imaginable. Whether you’re interested in cross gables, or something a little more extreme, it can be built and installed.
A quality truss is also a sum of its parts, and when it is prefabricated you can choose what brackets, cleats, and nails you want. This might seem a little extreme but you only get to choose these details once, then you need to live under your decision for the rest of your life.
Another thing we need to discuss is that specialised trusses come with another benefit – namely size.
If you were to build a truss on-site, it would be built to span the small span. When they are prefabricated you can reinforce spans with more support beams and make them larger. This, in turn, makes it possible to create larger rooms in your new dream home.
No one can honestly say that they don’t want more space in their home.
When all is said, designed, built, and installed, choosing a reputable truss manufacturer like EndoTruss means that your prefabricated truss is guaranteed to be perfect every time.