Is a Custom Roof Truss Worth It?
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- Created: Tuesday, 15 June 2021 07:42
Whether you are building the house of your dreams or remodeling your current homestead, it is important to understand the choices when it comes to your home’s roof. One popular option that many utilize for their roof’s framing and support are trusses. Trusses are a great option for any project, and at Fischer Lumber, we design and engineer custom roof trusses to fit your needs. But are they worth it?
The Benefits of a Custom Trussed Roof
Trusses are a dependable structure for anyone looking to build or update an existing roof, regardless of the shape or size. Custom built trusses also have the added advantage of truly fitting the structure. As a result, they often offer better support than other roofing options. But the benefits don’t stop there…
Lower Build or Remodel Costs
Perhaps one of the greatest advantages to a custom roof truss is the lower cost. Compared to other roofing options, such as rafters, trusses are built off-site and through an automated process. As a result, this decreases the time and cost spent on labor up to 25 percent. In addition, trusses also use fewer (and often cheaper) materials.
Custom trusses are built on the ground and off-site. Contractors then deliver and install them in one piece when completed. To install, the truss is lifted into place using specialized equipment. Due to the exact process behind its build, custom trusses are relatively easier to leverage to the top of the wall, slide into position and fasten into place. Depending on the project size, machinery and manpower, the whole process can take 1-3 days to complete.
Flexible Designs For Any Project
Finally, many choose our custom trusses for simple fact that they are completely customizable. Along with designs to fit any roof size or shape, our team builds trusses using a variety of different materials. Designs can be made from wood, metal or even a combination. No matter what you are looking for, there is a design to fit the needs of your home.
Are you ready to get started? At Fischer Lumber, we have all the materials you need for your next project. Not only do we build custom roof trusses for residential properties, but we also handle light commercial properties as well. Bring your blueprints in today and we will provide you with a free roof truss estimate. You can call us at 618-259-7434.