A roof truss is a structural framework designed to provide support and strength to a roof, a truss is essential as the roof’s frame. Roof trusses bridge the space above rooms and occur at regular intervals, held by longitudinal posts for support. Basically, they are triangular wooden structures designed to keep the integrity of a roof.

Roof trusses are very important due to the support and strength and strength it provides your roofing structure and as such it is important to invest in what kind or type of roof trusses is good for your roof.

Roof trusses are what enable your roof to provide the functions, making it one of the most important parts of any building structure.

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Types of Roof Trusses

There are many different kinds and types of roof trusses offering different benefits and uses depending on the building structure and other important factors for consideration.  We will look at a few types of roof trusses.

King Post Roof Trusses

This type of roof truss is perfect for smaller homes and buildings and normally spans up to eight meters. 

Queen Post Roof Trusses

These trusses span over ten meters and they are notably upright with two triangles aligned on each side. Queen Post Roof Trusses have proven to be very reliable and efficient over the years.

Fan Truss

These are popularly made from steel. Domod Light Steel frames have become a preferred choice for the construction of roof trusses making it ideal for this type of roof truss.

Fink Truss

This is one of the most common and easily known types of roof truss. It has a “W” shape between its chords and is very simple to construct.

Parallel Chord Roof Truss

The design of this roof truss helps to reduce condensation and mould problems as it has two chords arranged parallel to each other.

Roof Trusses Prices

Domod Light Steel Frames are very economical and durable. Roof Trusses Prices are dependent on the frame length and the nature of the different roofing types we have. Below are estimated prices for metallic truss material:

For 0.75mm, 63mm (Profile Scottsdale): GHC 8.40 per truss or frame in meter

For 0.75mm, 89mm  (Profile Framecad): GHC 8.95 per truss of frame

For 0.95mm, 89mm (Profile Framecad): GHC 11.50 per truss or frame.

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Steel Roof Trusses

This choice of roofing has become very popular and preferred for the construction of roof trusses in Ghana and globally. Most construction companies prefer Steel over wood for the construction of roof trusses.

In Ghana, Light Steel Frames are very popular when it comes to steel trusses. Over the years, our light steel frames have proven to be durable, quality, distinct and dependable.

Why You Should Use LSF For Roof Trusses

Using Light Steel Frames (LSF) for your roof trusses comes with so many benefits and advantages.

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Here are a number of benefits and reasons why you should use Steel for your roof trusses.

  • Unlike wood, steel does not need to be treated for mould or termites.
  • They are durable.
  • Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.
  • Steel is fire resistant; they are non-combustible and will not fuel a fire.
  • They do not rot, warp, crack or creep.
  • Less probability of damages in high winds or earthquakes.
  • They are very cost-effective.
  • Steel is 100% recyclable.
  • There is less scrap and waste as steel is engineered to be very accurate.
  • Steel does not expand or contract with moisture content making it very stable.

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Names of Roof Trusses

The names of roof trusses are the same as the types of roof trusses. A few were listed above but we will list some more here.

  • Hip Truss
  • Gable Trusses
  • Attic Truss
  • Mono Truss
  • Gambrel Truss
  • Scissor Roof Truss
  • Raised Tie Truss
  • Raised Heel Roof Trusses
  • Quadrangular Roof Trusses
  • North Light Roof Truss

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How To Build Roof Trusses

Roof Trusses are constructed according to the type of roof trusses being used in the construction. The construction of a Fink Roof truss will be different from a gable or gambrel truss although they might have certain similarities. 

It is important to know what kind of roof truss you want to construct, know what and what not to, the benefits and its disadvantages as well as it will guide you.

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Flat Roof Trusses

These are designed to span the space between two load-bearing walls, and take the weight from the roof onto these walls. A flat roof truss is also known simply as a flat truss and is not completely flat, but rather slightly sloped in order to allow water to run off of the roof.  Source: Doityourself.com

Roof Truss Design

Roof truss designs help you to also decide what type of roof trusses to construct for your roof.

You can contact us for Light Steel Frames for all your steel roof trusses.