What is the Double Pitched Roof Truss?
Are you thinking about the possibility of constructing or renovating the roof of your house? The variety of roofs available in the market nowadays are mind blowing. The roof definitely puts an aesthetic and architectural finish to your whole house. Roofs are important, not only for protection, but also for thermo and hydro isolation, ventilation and water drainage. Whatever type of roof you choose, you want to be sure you select the right type of quality roof truss to meet your needs.
A roof truss is a pre-fabricated design, which acts as a support for the actual roof. In construction terminology, ‘truss’ refers to a triangular construction. A strong truss needs to be made from high quality materials to provide strength and stability to the roof. A roof truss is usually made up of several elements. The outer frame is known as cords, while the inner triangles are known as webs.
A large variety of trusses exist nowadays. Some of the common ones include flat truss, scissor truss, fink truss and double pitched truss. The most common and traditional type of roof is the double pitched roof. These roofs are constructed in the shape of triangles that consists of two surfaces. The two surfaces are joined together with a ridge at the top. Load bearing walls are usually used to support the two triangles, which are also known as gables. These types of roofs are versatile, easy to construct and cost-effective.
A double pitched roof can either be symmetrical or asymmetrical. A symmetrical roof will have equal surface areas to form the perfect triangle. In the case of asymmetrical roofs, the surfaces differ in terms of length and width. It is nearly impossible to install a double pitched roof, without an ideal truss. Double pitched roof trusses are made from lightweight material.
There are several advantages of double pitched roof trusses, which are shown below:
- Double pitched roof trusses are economical and very popular in residential buildings. They are also visually attractive and easy to construct.
- Double pitched roof trusses are usually built at an angle of at least 45 to 60 degrees. This means they act as effective drainage systems in areas, where there is heavy rainfall and snow.
- The design and construction of double pitched roof trusses can be done quickly, with less effort and time.
We, at Gosford Frame and Truss, can design and construct the ideal double pitched roof trusses for your home. Our services include design and installation of all kinds of timber floor and roof trusses. Roof trusses need to be designed with the highest quality timber, to ensure it can bear the load during of heavy rainfall or snow. Roof trusses also need to be held together, using metal sheets and nail plates. All this can be done effectively, by our team of experts at Gosford Frame and Truss as we have our own manufacturing facility.
Our services cover the regions of Gosford, Patonga, Pretty Beach, Umina, Bateau Bay, Ettalong, Killcare, Terrigal, Copacabana, Fountaindale, Avoca, Hardys Bay, MacMasters Beach and surrounding areas.