Parts of a Roof Truss
Typical Parts of a Roof Truss
A truss is essentially a framed set of rafters that supports the roof of your house. A truss offers greater strength which allows for a much wider span between walls than older traditional framing techniques. Trusses allow for a wide variety of shapes to be used in designing a roof since they offer greater flexibility. As a bonus most trusses are built from wood which is a renewable resource and is thus an environmentally friendly building technique.
Below you will find the major roof truss components illustrated and briefly defined.
Roof Truss Image courtesy of the Wood Truss Council of America
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