Roof Structures

Wooden_roof_structureNearly all roofs are framed using one of two methods: standard “stick” framing or the newer “truss” framing.

Stick-framed roofs utilize individual rafters that span from the top of exterior walls to the ridge.

Truss-framed roofs are built from triangular-shaped, pre-made truss units.

We design and build wooden trusses for residential and commercial construction projects, offering numerous variations and configurations for pitched, flat, triangular or scissor roofs.

Traditional roof frames distribute roof loads across the building to load bearing walls. Modern roof frames can be constructed with roof trusses. A roof truss is a manufactured, engineered wood assembly that includes diagonal top chords, a horizontal bottom chord, and vertical and/or diagonal webs or braces between the top and bottom chords. Each adjacent member is face connected or joined with metal toothed plates or gussets.

Timber Roof Trusses are an ecologically sound choice when compared to conventionally pitched roof. Timbers span greater distances and this in turn reduces the total wood volume contained in the structure.

The benefits of timber trusses are numerous. Timber Trusses are an ecologically sound choice when compared to conventionally pitched roof. Timbers span greater distances and this in turn reduces the total wood volume contained in the structure.

Heavy Timber Trusses also offer longevity – With normal maintenance, a timber frame will last hundreds of years, durability – Timber Structures have a greater chance of withstanding natural disasters and Sustainability – Sourcing timbers from managed forests has many positive effects on the environment.

  • Flexible Design With Span, Pitch and On-Center Spacing
  • Standard Stud Construction – Typically requires only 3 studs.
  • Framing to Truss Connection – Engineering and connection hardware included
  • Insulation Options – Wall and Roof -Structural Insulate Panels or Nail Base Insulation.
  • Incorporation into any construction including conventional stud-wall.
  • Wood Joinery Styles including traditional wood-pegged mortise & tenon and dovetailed connections.
  • Steel as either external plate and bolt systems or internal knife plates with reinforced hidden steel joinery.

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