Roof Trusses


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Old 01-19-07, 11:26 AM
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Question Roof Trusses

Can the roof trusses be extented on a ranch style house ? If yes, how ? I
live in Tennessee in the country. No snow in the winter. Please help.

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Old 01-19-07, 05:20 PM
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Trusses

Extend how much? For what purpose?
 
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Old 01-19-07, 09:29 PM
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Lightbulb House made wider

I'm making my house wider by 3 feet. I'm putting a shower in and need the
extra room. I have no room to extent the house.This is my only option.

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Old 01-20-07, 07:45 AM
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Trusses

The truss ends are setting on a load bearing wall.

How much of this wall will be removed?

Have you considered how you will support the trusses if this wall is removed?

Extending the trusses will reduce the roof pitch for that part of the roof.

If the wall can be left in place, then consider adding a gable end for the addition. It would be at right angles to the present roof. You would then have the orginal roof and the new roof forming a valley on each side of the new portion. Hope this makes sense. Good luck. Post back and hopefully the pros will jump in and help out on this.
 
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You cannot extend trusses. The truss really ends on top of the bearing wall. The gable type of addition is probably the one to use. It would be the least expensive. There is one other type, but very expensive. We just did one for a house extension. it is definetly not a DIY project, and probably most contractors would not even know how to do this type. Go with the gable. Good Luck
 
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Old 01-21-07, 08:42 PM
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Thanks guys

You guys were very helpful. I'll be going with the gable extention. Thanks
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Old 01-21-07, 08:43 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks guys

You guys were very helpful. I'll be going with the gable extention. Thanks
again.

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