Would you like more space in your attic? If so, using roof trusses to modify your attic is one of the most effective ways to expand your space for an attic extension.
We at Aber Roof Truss are experts in roof trusses and rafters, so we can provide all the advice and guidance you need in order to successfully modify roof trusses to make your attic larger.
In this article, let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits from using roof trusses for your attic space.
Roof trusses can be altered
A roof truss can be altered in order to increase the size of an attic space. Modifying roof trusses provides homeowners with an attic extension without having to remove the entire roof. Modifying roof trusses for attic spaces increases the value of properties, allowing homeowners to sell them at a higher price if they choose to resell them.
Many roof trusses have different elements, which include:
- Rafters – The upper cords of a roof that form the peak
- Space Joist – The lower cord supporting the attic floor and top floor’s ceiling, which forms the lower horizontal of the triangle.
- Centre vertical brace (King stud) – Two pieces angling off of this element support the upper cords. It is known as the “webbing.”
Professionals modify trusses by creating support for the upper cords and removing the king stud and webbing.
Replaces existing trusses
Attics can be extended by replacing existing trusses with “A” shaped trusses. The trusses are ideal for attic extension projects since they support the roof and flooring while increasing loft space.
Flexible room layouts
In similar fashion to finks, attic trusses use the outer walls for support. As a result of this outer wall support, lower floor layouts are not restricted. Attics can accommodate large rooms and en-suites when they are not available on the floor below. Alternatively, the lower level may be more open, with the attic space dedicated to storage, children’s playrooms, and office spaces, freeing up space on the lower level.
A larger room space can be achieved by utilising load-bearing walls within these trusses. As a result, a larger room space can be divided or used as needed. Your attic space can be used to plan your room layout using an attic roof truss.
Add natural light with dormer windows
Attic and loft spaces can now, with the clever use of roof lights and dormer windows, be bright, and inviting spaces. Our design team has plenty of experience in designing room spaces that take maximum advantage of natural light.
A main advantage of attic trusses is the installation time. Attic trusses can be quickly installed, resulting in less time spent vulnerable to the elements. Once the structure has been covered, finishes such as plaster-boarding and floor boarding can be installed right away without the need for any onsite joinery. Posi joists can also be combined with attic trusses for comfortable plumbing and electrical installations.
If you wish to enquire about attic trusses, please contact our team at Aber Roof Truss today.