Tips for Installing Roof Truss Systems

A roof truss systems installation is a project that will almost certainly require more than a single workman. Not only does this type of installation require heavy lifting to position the truss, but it also requires precision fitting and solid fastening. There are key factors involved that you must learn, if you are to install a secure system.

Tip 1 – Get Your Roof Closed Early

In the event that you may experience rain during your home building project, you need to protect the house on which you are building the roof. Plan to complete the installation of your roof as quickly as possible. Get as much help as possible to get the roof closed. Otherwise, exposure to rain or other weather, could damage material beneath your roof.

Tip 2 – Vertical vs. Horizontal Pressure

To support a heavy roof without breaking or buckling, your trusses will provide more reliability if they are positioned in more vertical positions, than if they are positioned horizontally. Always position your trusses as close to vertical as you can.

Tip 3 – Lifting and Positioning Your Truss

To avoid damaging your truss or other materials used to build your roof, particularly on homes that will be higher than a single story, use a crane to hoist the truss and hold it in place, while you position and fasten it.