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Key Points to Remember When Picking Roof Trusses for Tiny Homes

by Bessie Beck

If you are in the process of picking the supplies and gathering the items you need for your tiny home, then you may be looking at roof trusses. Though your first instinct may be to go with prefabricated options for tiny homes, there are some things you should consider first. Here are a few of the key points to remember when picking roof trusses for tiny homes and how your choice can affect your tiny home experience.

Fire Protection

The key point to tiny homes is their size. This size usually means that if a fire breaks out, the chance of it engulfing the entire home quickly is increased. Though you may lose part of your tiny home to fire, if one breaks out, you can save yourself some hassle by having roof trusses and wall trusses that are fire resistant. This means going with a metal option. If you are concerned about the weight of the metal, go with a lightweight metal such as lightweight steel options. This can help with overall weight and fire protection in one choice.

Truss Clearance

With tiny homes, your sleeping area is usually in the loft. This means that some prefabricated roof trusses may not have enough clearance for your sleeping arrangements. When you start looking at your choices for roof trusses you need to think about clearance. Consider how many feet you want between your sleeping space and the pitch of the roof trusses over you. This measurement can help you stay comfortable in your sleeping loft while still giving you a solid roof truss.

Custom Orders

If you are going for a prefabricated option with roof trusses for your tiny home you need to consider custom sizes. Keep in mind that most prefabricated roof trusses are made for traditional home styles and sizes. Your tiny home is going to need custom dimensions and work. Make sure the roof trusses you are considering can come in a custom order based on size and style and not just the style.

By keeping these key points in mind, you can make a better choice when it comes to your tiny home roof trusses. When you are ready, contact a roof truss manufacturer that offers the materials you need and the prefabrication options you are looking for with your tiny home design. Make sure to have the measurements you need as well as any questions you have about the roof trusses. If necessary, schedule a consultation with a representative from a roof truss company like Prefab Technology Pty Ltd.

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