An Introduction to Roof Trusses

roof trusses


There is no denying that the roof is the most important structure in any home. If you were to forget about any essential repairs to your roof you would certainly know about it quite quickly! It is the covering that protects the entirety of your home.

At Aber Roof Truss, we provide their clients with reliable, highly beneficial roof trusses and bespoke roof designs. Roofs have been designed and built for many thousands of years, by various types of people all around the world. Every single culture has its own variation on roof design, but they all do the same job, as everyone needs a roof over their heads.


Which style roof truss do I need?

There are a variety of truss designs to choose from, so let’s discuss the various designs and see which one may suit your needs best. The decision to pick a single truss design is likely to be difficult – especially if you know nothing about them. 

A generalised classification of roof trusses consists of two main groups, Flat and Pitched trusses.


Roof Trusses

traditional oak feature trusses


Flat Roof Trusses

A major problem with outdated roof designs using older construction methods is the fact that they are completely flat. Flat roofs are predominantly found in much drier countries, where the necessity for protection against harsher weather isn’t as demanding. A flat roof would be susceptible to collapse due to a severe collection of rain. Construction designers simply did not know any better back then, and the construction of a flat roof was considerably cheaper for customers. Flat trusses are now designed with weather in mind and include a slight slope to effectively avoid the issue of collapsing.


Pitched Roof Trusses

Pitched trusses get their names from the inclined design of the truss. There is no set inclination measurement when designing these trusses and the steepness of each one can vary from one design to the next. The variance in you can achieve with pitched truss designs is what makes them so popular. 

There is room to design a truly bespoke truss that is unique to your property and nobody else’s. The type of materials used for pitch trusses will vary due to cost and required durability. 


What are the different styles of pitched roof trusses?

Some of the most common styles of pitched roof trusses include:

  • King Post truss
  • Queen Post truss
  • Fink truss
  • Double Pitch Profile truss
  • Mono Pitch Truss. …
  • Scissor Truss (also known as Vaulted Truss)
  • Raised Tie Truss


roof truss designs


Aber Roof Truss has been designing and constructing bespoke roof trusses to the North Wales area for over 30 years. Contact us for a same day quotation and free site survey regarding your roof truss design.

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An Introduction to Roof Trusses
Roof trusses are timber frameworks which support the roof. Open roof trusses not only offer support, but also add character to a building or home.
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