Truss Designs: Here are some basic truss designs. If you do not see the truss design you are looking for let us know. We can custom design a truss to fit your needs.
Scissor Trusses can be used in all types of applications. Usually the ceiling pitch is 1/2 of what the roof pitch is. Scissor trusses provide that extra ceiling height, and make rooms look and feel bigger. We did trusses on a building for a mechanic in Akron, Ohio he used scissor trusses because his carlifts would hit the ceiling if it was flat. It worked out very well, he was able to save money by keeping his wall heights lower and increase his ceiling height with a scissor truss.
Attic Trusses are great for living space or storage space. Attic trusses have a room built right in them. We have lots of customers that take what would be a big empty dead attic area, and use attic trusses to increase living space. Which in turn raises the value of your home. Attic trusses can have rooms up to 16′ wide, and 8′ tall. Attic trusses also work great on that detached garage.
Common Trusses are the simple standard truss. There are many things common trusses can accomplish. Cantilevers, multiple bearing points, dual pitch commons.
Gambrel Trusses are great for the barn style look. Gambrel trusses can also have a room built in, just like a attic truss (see Below). Gambrel trusses are very popular for barns with hay storage. We can design the truss with a 80# live load on the bottom chord to carry that heavy load of hay.
Mono Trusses are used primarily against an existing wall or building. Mono trusses are great for garages and barns, they create the lean-too look. When used in this type of application they can provide much needed storage for machinery, cattle, hay or firewood.