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.
Here are four reasons why our trusses will never fail.
Great Installation and Construction
We make sure that the installation of your roof trusses is simple, quick, and efficient, by ensuring that the units are 100% perfect. Prefabricating trusses in our 2000 m2 factory, utilising the best equipment and software, and employing well-seasoned professionals, guarantees that there are no failures with our trusses.
The majority of truss failures are due to incorrect installation and a lack of inspection on the completed work. We offer installation services, with a team of experienced installers.
It’s worth mentioning that according to the National Building Regulator (NBR), the owner is responsible and held accountable for organising an inspection of the installation. Badly constructed trusses are rare across the industry, this being said, there are always fly-by-night, discount contractors.
If you’re having a problem locating an inspector, we can offer assistance.
Always Get An Inspector
There’s a specialist in every industry who can spot a mistake from a mile away. That’s why our building crews are watched by our team of experts and our design team. Often, both teams come to the jobsite to ensure that all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed.
All our completed work needs to adhere to regulations set out by the NBR, so there’s constantly someone checking that the work is completed properly.
Another contributing factor to truss failure is unplanned changes.
Alterations Cause Truss Issues
Changing the direction of plans with trusses can happen. This can be due to a number of reasons, but mostly it is related to the budget. A contraction in cashflow can literally cut a project right in half.
This is why we always work closely with our clients, constantly asking about their budget constraints.
On the other hand, there are times when a client decides that additional extras need to be added in. We always strongly recommend, even when faced with extra cash, to stick with the confirmed original plan.
Cheapness is the enemy
We all know that taking a shortcut can help stretch budgets, and shorten construction times. When it comes to our roof trusses, we always ensure that the timbers we use adhere to the standards of the Institute for Timber Constriction in South Africa (ITC-SA). After all, using quality materials ensures that the job only needs to be done once.
The stresses your roof will experience will be felt over decades, so if you’re utilising poor quality timbers it will fracture and eventually break. Also, if the ITC-SA inspects the roof and finds sub-standard wood, they will make the homeowner remove the offending beams and replace them at their own cost.
This would never happen when contracting professionals.
If you are worried about the quality of the timbers used you can call the ITC-SA to investigate. After all, it has been reported that some beams are labelled incorrectly, and are fakes. Yep, there is a counterfeit truss industry. Now you know.
Quality also extends to the gusset plates and nails used in the installation.
But with Endotruss, our team of professionals plays by the rules and does every step by the book.
For more information you can contact us today here: www.endotruss.co.za