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For architects, the truss is a highly visual expression of natural structural form. Many trusses are used for exposed structures making them equally desired and subject to design considerations and their viewed forms.

The selection of a type of truss will be influenced by architectural requirements, the shape of the roof, the load to be carried, clearances, and other external factors. The framing of the truss itself and the design of the details are usually left in the hands of the designer and fabricated in our shop. Joint details are a major cost factor in truss cost and simplicity in such details leads to economy in fabrication. Light weight or conventional trusses are trusses that are made of 2 inch thick material and are typically spaced 16 or 24 inches on center. They support plywood or similar sheathing and are supported by wood or masonry walls. Heavy timber trusses refers to trusses of much larger material 4x6 to 8x12 of either Douglas Fir, Eastern White Pine or Southern Yellow Pine in either solid-sawn or glulam timber.

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