Having a basic understanding of your roofing system’s function and construction helps you prepare your residential roof replacement or repair better. Truss, for one, is an important structural component of your roof made of straight pieces of material. A properly designed truss should support a heavy load and keep the whole system stable.
The roofing pros of Genesis Roofing discusses the various roof trusses used in many roofing projects.
King Post Truss
It is the simplest roof truss in terms of configuration. Think of it as a triangle, with two diagonal members serving as rafters and the horizontal beam that ties the bottom end of the diagonals together. The king post bisects that triangle, starting from the apex of diagonal members down to the horizontal beam.
Queen Post Truss
Another simple roof truss in terms of construction, it bears a striking similarity with the king post truss but with a slight difference. Instead of a single vertical member, there are two of them connecting the diagonal members and the horizontal beam. Straining beams keep the upper part of the queen posts in position. This may be constructed in place of a previous truss, especially during a storm damage restoration project.
The wide span of the Howe roof truss gives it versatility and utility, which is why it is used in most residential and commercial roofing projects. It combines the components that make up the king and queen post roof trusses. In between the rafters and the horizontal beams are multiple vertical and diagonal members.
As an expert in roof leak repair and installations, Genesis Roofing understands roof structures, which allows us to deal with any kind of roofing problem. We provide top-notch roofing services driven by our elite training and precision craftsmanship other companies can’t match.
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