Roof Trusses are the most widely used form of roof framing in South Africa today. Some of the advantages of using prefabricated timber roof trusses are:
Advantages of Timber Trusses
Whether it is a residential or commercial project, the roof of any structure is a vital component because it protects its occupants from the outside elements. It is vital that you choose roof trusses that are suitable to your needs. Timber roof trusses have many advantages:
Timber is Flexible and Versatile
Because timber roof trusses are compatible with other structural products, they can be linked to other trusses and components. Using timber trusses can also create large open areas – ideal for designers and architects to use creatively. Partitions can also be moved without the building’s structural integrity being compromised.
It is Economical
Because timber trusses are light in weight, it’s not always necessary to use heavy machinery to install. The waste generated by timber at a building site is minimal, making clean-up work less costly.
Timber is Durable and Strong
Most of the on-site framing problems are eliminated with timber trusses. Trusses are uniformly made ensuring accurate fabrication. Timber is durable and strong.
With excellent thermal properties, timber trusses are energy efficient. They are also easily insulated.
Compared to steel trusses, timber trusses consume much less energy.. It is also the only renewable construction material.
Almost unlimited variety gives the user excellent leeway to experiment with aesthetics.