Posted by: jeb1 | September 28, 2011

Supporting Act: Exposed Wood Trusses in Design

Posted on: September 15, 2011

Source: Houzz

In single-family houses, gable or pitched-roof forms are fairly common. They serve to shed snow and water, and have been carried down over centuries, rooting them in a particular locale. Yet the space under the sloping roofs is often relegated to attic space, tucked above a ceiling. Take away that ceiling, and the structural role it plays in stabilizing a building’s roofs and walls, and a grand space is created, one in need of substantial structural members to resist lateral forces (wind) and transfer vertical loads (snow, the roof itself) to the walls or columns. Enter trusses.

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  1. Thanks for posting that interesting article. I think trusses add a whole new dimension to a room and provide for great lines. They are so easy to adapt to the rest of your home’s design.


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