There are a variety of factors that go into the construction of your roof. You have to consider the material, color and, perhaps most importantly, the shape. To achieve your desired roof shape, the frames of your roof need to be established. CMS Roofing, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, defines and differentiates the key differences between the two methods of roof framing.
Truss-framed roofs are constructed from pre-made, ready-to-install truss units that are triangular in shape. Gable roofs and hip roofs are the ideal roof shapes that require the use of the truss framing method. It’s worth noting that the lumber used for trussing matters a great deal in ensuring your roof will be stable and sturdy. Trusses are lighter and use smaller-sized lumber compared to stick-framed roofs.
Contrary to popular belief, trusses can be used for the construction of attic rooms. However, they may not be a good framing method for roofs that will be modified at a later time. Consult your residential roofing contractor regarding the specific modifications you can do with truss-framed roofs.
Unlike pre-made truss-framed roofs, stick-framed roofs are built piece by piece. The individual rafters span the top of exterior walls to the ridge. A collar beam supports the rafters and ceiling joists of stick-framed roofs. While stick-framed roofs are built one piece at a time, trusses take just as long to be completely installed.
Due to its piece-by-piece construction, stick framing can accommodate and produce complex roof shapes, such as gambrel and mansard roofs, as well as a combination of various roof styles.
As one of the leading roofers in the area, CMS Roofing is no stranger to these methods of roof framing. We are confident that we execute both methods efficiently. Call us today at (803) 732-5558 or at (803) 732-5558 to get a free estimate. We serve residential and commercial areas in Charleston and Columbia, SC