When constructing a home, homeowners have multiple options to choose from. Whether to go for real wood or laminate flooring, a timber structure or bricks and mortar, or to install an internal combustion verse the old-school Jetmaster fireplace. Each of these decisions can make or break a budget. But we highly recommend that you go for a professionally designed, fabricated, and erected truss for your house. While we might be biased, the truth is we genuinely believe that it’s in your best interest to get it done correctly and not opt for the concrete slab roof, or dare we say it, a store-bought roofing kit!
Here’s why we believe wooden trusses are the best!
It may come as a surprise, but compared to the alternatives using trusses can reduce costs substantially. Laying a concrete ceiling is expensive and will require that the walls can support its weight, and if it’s not cast at an angle, water can pool on top of your roof. While it’s great to have a pool, let’s just say having it dripping through your ceiling isn’t cool.
Making use of rafters is an alternative method as well, but the broad beams of timber and as well as labour and cost of modifying it on site can quickly wreak a budget. Depending on the size of the project, trusses can be completed within a working day, which equals lower costs.
Easy and quick installation
So, installing trusses is a time-saving exercise. The trusses are built off-site, are lightweight, making them easy to transport (depending on the size of the project), and with a crane can be lifted into place and installed quickly.
Once the trusses are up, you can cover the beams with plastic and protect the rest of the construction site from the elements, helping speed up the entire project. Installing rafters takes time as it requires a carpenter to measure, cut, and fit, going through the slow process step-by-step. Also, there is potential for mistakes and as a soon-to-be homeowner, you want the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Designs are customisable
Our design team has proven to us time-and-time-again that they can put any idea our clients have on to paper. By their nature trusses can be customised to any specification from the pitch to shape, and there are hundreds of types of truss designs.
Now that you’re on our side about why you should install trusses into your new home, give us a call: +27118645174