Types of Roof Trusses
King Post Truss -This types of roof truss is usually for short spans. They are usually used in extensions, garages, porches and outbuildings. Many ancient buildings have open, visible king post trusses.
Howe Truss– A Howe Scissors truss is named after its appearance, which resembles an open pair of scissors. Its bottom chord is connected at the apex to form a sloping or arched ceiling. Naturally, this truss is used in buildings to create pitched roofs.
Hip Truss– The roof’s hip line is formed by this type of roof truss. It looks like a half-truss but with a longer upper chord. It extends to the truncated beam truss and is completed as the top of the hip some jacks and creeper trusses, but not into the hip truss.
Gambrel Truss– A gambrel truss is a roof support. Its most distinguishing feature is that it has two slopes on both sides of the peak. These roof trusses are commonly used to construct the roofs of barns, hangars, sheds, and Colonial-style residences. Gambrel trusses are designed to distribute the weight of a roof evenly across the structure’s walls. They offer more floor and headroom than certain trusses.