Floor Systems

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Definition of a truss

  • A truss is simply a structure consisting of multiple members of framing material
  • A roof truss consists of three main components: a top chord, bottom chord, and webs

Advantages of trusses

  • Trusses allow for greater spans to get your loads out to your outside walls
  • You can create vaulted ceiling and tray ceilings
  • Longevity of a roof system
    • Trusses will outperform hand framed systems
    • A roof truss system is a fully value-engineered system, meaning its run through structural software for that given project, that given design so we know what we’re getting for performance out of the structural stability of that system
  • Ease of installation of roof trusses
    • Roof trusses are much simpler building component to install versus hand framing with rafters
  • You can use a truss assembly in your floor areas
    • They allow for greater spans between bearing points
    • With a floor truss, you can get upwards to twenty five and above thirty feet with some designs that allows for greater design flexibility inside your home as far as wall layout goes
    • The performance of a floor truss usually will outperform a dimensional floor or an I-joist floor in certain circumstances
  • Open webbing
    • With these open webs, it allows your mechanical contractors to run their duct work through the floor system: wires through the floor system, plumbing through the floor system
    • Spans great distances
  • Ease of installation of floor trusses
    • You’re not having to deal with so many parts and pieces, because a floor truss can span such great distances, you’re now looking at one floor truss to go from the front of your structure to the back of your structure
    • Sometimes, compared to a dimensional floor where you may have multiple members in order to create that full span from front to back


Floor Systems