If you are building a whole new property or just want to shore up the design of your current one, you needn’t look any further than at an excellent roof truss from us here at Aber Roof Truss.
You may not be familiar with the name but you will most likely know a truss when you see one. They are placed at height in the corner of rooms to offer long-term support and, as a bonus, a certain kind of charm.
The temperamental weather over the last year has shown how quickly a bad storm can wage war on households with many taking heavy damage because precautions weren’t taken.
Although by no means an assurance that your household will be protected completely by a truss, your roof should be getting the support it needs to weather the literal storm.
There are many different trusses you can invest with the choice really coming down to aesthetic personal preference more than anything. As something that has been popularised since medieval times, you can bet that there are plenty of contentious discussions amongst architects about which is best.
There are two main types of truss: closed and open. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you’ve ever been in a church, chapel or somewhere similar, you will have no doubt noticed an open truss in the rafters. These are the versions that are in plain sight of anyone who steps foot within the building whereas closed trusses are compartmentalised onto their own floors.
The design of closed trusses doesn’t vary all that much as there isn’t much need to make it pleasing on the eye: it’s simply criss-crossing beams in a compact formation. When it comes to open trusses however, you have a wealth of different options available, including the much-fancied hammerbeam truss that adorns places of worship worldwide.
We understand that there’s little chance that you will be looking for a truss for a new church or chapel, so what is the type that you actually need? Call us on 01244 539165.