3 Advantages Of Using Prefabricated Trusses In Your DIY Building Project

Construction & Contractors Blog

From constructing your own garage to adding on a room to your home, there is so much easy-to-access information online that more and more homeowners are taking the DIY route when they need to build something on their property. While this is absolutely doable for many people, there will always be one big question you will be faced with during the project:do you build your own trusses or buy them prefabricated? If you are like a lot of DIYers, your primary reason for taking the DIY route will be to save money, which will mean you're naturally drawn to making the trusses on your own. However, there are actually some really good advantages to using prebuilt trusses for your project. 

Prefabricated trusses can cut the time necessary for your project drastically. 

If you look at any specific structure, it is easy to see that the trusses that make up the roof are a huge part of the design. the fact is, creating these trusses from scratch can be an extremely time-consuming part of any project. Each truss is made up of several small sections of lumber, which means you will have to measure and cut a huge amount of lumber before you can even get started with putting them together. Then, assembling each truss is a huge undertaking in itself. Buying prefabricated trusses will drastically reduce how long your total project takes. 

Prefabricated trusses will be more uniform than those you create on your own. 

When you order a set of trusses from a truss company, those trusses will be cut and assembled in one large batch process. It is purposely done in this fashion to ensure every last truss is completely uniform in shape, size, and dimension. This helps ensure that your end result is a roof section that is perfectly level and uniform, which is truly important to the finished product. When you are fairly new at construction, this can be almost impossible to achieve on your own. 

Prefabricated trusses make it possible for you to get help with installation. 

Even if you can build the trusses on your own, getting these trusses int position can be a really challenging thing to do. Each truss has to be hoisted as a whole unit to the top of the structure and then situated in place before it is attached. If you are like most, you will not have the necessary equipment or manpower to do this on your own. If you buy prefabricated trusses, most truss companies do offer installation services to help you get the trusses into position. Contact a company, like Campbell Truss Company Inc, to get started.


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