What are the pros and cons of timber roof trusses? What are the pros and cons of timber roof trusses?
Timber roof trusses have long been the standard in building. The availability of wood materials and the cost is a factor in most uses of this type of truss.
- Timber roof trusses are very durable and can be treated against rot and termite damage. They aren't as durable as steel but are much more readily available.
- Timber roof trusses can be obtained ready built to save cost on a construction project.
- Custom made roof trusses are still less expensive to use than steel trusses.
- The biggest draw back to wood trusses is the durability factor in high winds and heavy loads compared to steel.