Trusses

Here are some reasons why builders would choose to use metal plated wood trusses over conventional framing:

· Wood trusses allow versatile design & flexibility over conventional framing
· Wood floor trusses use open webbing, which provides room for mechanical lines & plumbing
· Engineered wood floor trusses can have fewer squeeks & stiffer design
· Floor trusses can save time on site during installation
· Wood trusses save money as costs are known in advance & there's no guesswork. Your jobsite erection time is greatly reduced
· Wood truss systems are reliable & each truss is individually designed & engineered

  • Typical truss configurations and designs

  • Common roof truss terms

  • Floor truss elements

  • Floor truss details

    Top chord bearing

    Cantilever

    Beam pocket


Typical Floor Truss Spans & Depths
(may vary depending on loads required - analyzed in 6" increments)
(Deflection=L/360)

Depth ↓
Spacing →
12"
16"
19.2"
24"
12"
 
20'-6"
20'-6"
20'-6"
19'-0"
14"
 
23'-6"
23'-6"
23'-0"
20'-0"
16"
 
27'-0"
25'-6"
25'-0"
21'-6"
18"
 
31'-6"
27'-0"
25'-0"
23'-6"
20"
 
33'-6"
29'-0"
26'-0"
25'-0"
22"
 
35'-6"
30'-6"
27'-6"
25'-0"
24"
 
*36'-0"
32'-6"
30'-6"
26'-0"
*Max span Desert Truss can fabricate is 36', max. depth is 30"