Roof Trusses: Why They’re More Popular Than Ever

Home builder installing timber roof trusses
Less labor is needed to install roof trusses, compared to rafters. (DepositPhotos)

3. They’re More Affordable

Trusses are inexpensive compared to on-site rafter construction. That’s because there’s much less labor (and wood) involved when building them at a factory and adding them to the home.

Whether you’re remodeling a home or building a new one, it helps to trim the budget wherever you can, and then reinvest the savings into other areas of the home.

Roof rafters at residential construction site
It takes a while to build rafters, and during that time, rain and other elements can enter the home. (DepositPhotos)

4. No Exposure to the Elements

Factory-build trusses aren’t exposed to weather — and the potential damage it brings during construction. They’re delivered intact to a building site, installed, and the roof is quickly added.

When a home builder installs rafters instead of manufactured trusses, all of the work happens at the construction site, which means the rafters are exposed to the elements.

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  1. Today’s Homeowner your timing is uncanny!!! About a week ago, I was talking to my brother, and he mentioned that he wants to have his new home built! He wants a nice open floor plan. I will have to talk to him about trusses…


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