What are Roof Trusses?

The triangle is one of the strongest geometric shapes. Trusses are generally a series of triangles linked together. The various wood pieces (members) that make up a truss are connected to each other with steel toothed gussets. They are pressed into both faces of the truss and are sized according to the number of teeth required to hold the members in place. These teeth are specially designed to penetrate the wood and will not split the wood like nails can sometimes do. Roof Trusses are made of wood and steel. When installed properly and not exposed to environmental extremes, they will last as long or longer than stick framing.

Roof trusses are reliable, versatile, and save money. Costs are known in advance. There is no guesswork. Site erection time is greatly reduced and dollar losses from job site material shortages and theft are eliminated. Every Seminole Trusses component is designed with sophisticated structural software. You can be assured of quality and accuracy.

A timber roof truss is a structural framework of timbers designed to bridge the space above a room and to provide support for a roof. Trusses usually occur at regular intervals, linked by longitudinal timber such as purlins. The space between each truss is know as a bay. Engineered products, longer spans possible without inter bearings. Less waste on site lower cost that requires stick framing or common framing trusses on site.