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How To Build Metal Roof Truss

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Constructing metal roof truss

Building metal roof truss

Homeowners many not like the idea of building metal roof truss on their property. But on other hand, taking into consideration the important function that roof truss play, it is advisable to build metal roof truss on your property. Building metal roof truss will provide support for those components which makes up your roof which will result in making your roof stronger. All those triangular wood frames which are entangled are attached with your roofing material will ensure that your roof will remain sturdy. Installation of metal roof truss is actually very easy. You can also build metal roof truss by yourself. There are plenty of things to consider when you are undertaking the project of building metal roof truss by yourself. If you are also thinking to go for installing metal roof truss by yourself then here are some of the tips for building metal roof truss.

  • Proper fixing of screws

You need to position your screws on the interval of every 6 inches on the outer part of the metal truss. These screws should be placed at an interval of every 12 inches in the inner side of your metal truss. Keep on doing this till you reach the opposite side of your roof. By following this correct method of interval of screws, you will get the secure attachment of the truss and the plywood which is below it. Placing these screws inside metal is not at all an easy task to do and hence you need to be sure for knowing the required number of screws which must be placed on metal.

  • Proper measurement of metal truss

Metal roof truss comes in plenty of different length. There are several manufacturers that order the metal roof truss which are meant specifically for your roof. Make sure that you have the appropriate length of the truss as cutting the metal is not at all and easy thing to do. Cut the design load and end of the truss very accurately. This will help you in saving money, effort and time.

  • Specific metal truss fasteners

When you are making use of metal roof truss for building your roof, you will have to secure the truss with the wood by using special fasteners. The usual wooden screws which are used for installing metal truss will not work properly while installing metal truss. These special truss fasteners will be made from metal plates which have holes where you can attach the screws. You can also build these metal truss fasteners in barbs for fastening trusses.

  • Cutting ply board properly

When you are making use of metal truss, you need the position of the ply wood to be correct. While you are doing this, make sure that the plywood grain is perpendicular with your metal truss. While you are adding ply boards, ensure that the ends of ply board are positioned directly on the top of truss. Positioning them accurately will make sure that the truss is secure.

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How To Remove Wooden Roof Trusses

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Getting rid of wooden roof truss

Removing wooden roof truss

Removing wooden roof trusses is a time consuming job. Along with being time consuming, it is also very risky job to do. The real risk involved in removing wooden roof trusses is that you might end up damaging it and you don’t want to do it and hence it is advisable to learn the process very carefully and then go for removing it according very smoothly. Experts and professionals will advise you whether it is possible to just replace the damaged truss with a new one. However you should be very careful while removing wooden roof truss and you must think about the safety measures while doing so. The basic method for removing wooden roof trusses is to get rid of the existing roofing layer and then install the new one. Firstly you should collect all the tools and supplies which are needed for removing wooden roof trusses so that you don’t have to leave the job in middle and don’t have disturbance. You will need crowbar, hammer and reciprocating saw for removing wooden roof trusses. Collect these supplies and you can easily go for DIY removing of your wooden roof trusses. If you are going for DIY job make sure you are bit of a handy person and have somewhat experience in doing such work. If you are not comfortable and experienced in doing such work then it’s better you opt for professional so that you don’t end up damaging your roof and also harming yourself. Here is an easy and simple process of removing wooden roof trusses.

Step 1: get rid of the existing roof

The first and foremost step of removing wooden roof trusses is to disassemble your existing roofing which will be probably causing load on the truss. This can be accomplished very easily by making use of a crowbar and a hammer. When you are removing the roofing materials and taking it from the roof, make sure that you are extending the path of demolishing to each and every existing truss on each and every side of the damaged shingles. This will allow the load bearing truss to get relieved from all the pressure and it will also enable to take the truss out very safely and securely.

Step 2: remove the wooden roof trusses

When you are done with removing the existing roof layer, it’s now the time to remove the wooden roof trusses. For doing this, you can use the reciprocating saw and you can cut it through the metal brackets and lower up the trusses downwards towards the ground. If you find the wooden roof truss to be very large, you might be in need of renting a crane for getting the damaged materials out of the way very safely. When you remove the old and damaged materials, then you can proceed with replacing it with the new one. You can either just replace the damaged portion or can go for replacing the whole roof itself as you find convenient.

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