Villa Azure: Roof Trusses

Flying Trusses

Building custom waterfront homes in the summer has its challenges (rain!) and one of the best ways to overcome those challenges is to get under roof as quickly as possible. The other challenge is keeping material fresh and safe from environmental factors such as rain and sun as much as possible.

How Its Done

With these goals in mind trusses are delivered to the job site the day before we need them. A crane arrives the next day and the trusses are “flown” to the second floor where they are being installed. Our masonry team uses embed straps to attach the trusses to the structure. These straps are installed by the masonry contractor according to a truss layout and later attached to the trusses. If done properly this is not only an exercise in making the homes much stronger but also in saving our homeowners money since the straps do not have to be installed by carpenters. It also makes the installation of trusses go much quicker.

 

 

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A truss is dropped in place

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Trusses arrive the day prior to the start of installation. This is critical to keeping material fresh and free from warpage which can create issues.

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A truss set like this will take a day.

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The framers get trusses into place while the crane is on site. Later they will add engineering and secure straps.

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A team of carpenters on the ground determine which truss goes up next and attach it to the crane while the second team put the truss in place at the roof.

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In this picture you can see the embedded straps, the dimensions and placement of these straps are critical.

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Theres many special little things we do for our trusses. For more info visit with us!

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Embedded truss straps

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an overhead view of the project.

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This is a split pitch roof. Typical in british west indies architecture. The pitch breaks from a place near the bearing point from 8/12-6/12

 

 

Bob Miller Masonry

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By |2018-10-01T13:35:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized, Under Construction|