Roof trusses are large beams that work to hold up the weight of a building, so the roof doesn't need standard joists and studs. These beams are often left exposed because of their rugged, natural look, and they're a favourite in lakefront or mountain properties or for when you want to have an open floor plan with a vaulted ceiling. If you're thinking of having a new home built, note a few common misconceptions about timber roof trusses so you can separate the fact from the fiction about this material, and ensure you make the best decision for your home's design. [Read More]
Did You Know that Your Timber Roof Trusses Require Lots of Protection?
When building your home, you want to use the best materials in each section. This is elemental for ensuring that your house has the highest possible value, and that the materials will be in place for the longest possible period. Timber is among the few materials that you can rely on for all these characteristics when you are setting up your truss. It is readily available, eco-friendly, cost effective and appealing in terms of looks. [Read More]
Need to Choose a New Roof? Ponder Over These Nitty-Gritties First
Roofs are of one of the most important parts of any building. They provide protection from the harsh weather outside, but also contribute to the overall look of a building's exteriors. However, not all roofs are created equal, making it rather difficult for new building owners to decide what type of roof they should opt for. Before you can jump into choosing a roofing product for your new building, be sure to think through these critical factors. [Read More]
3 Things That May Not Be Reliable Indicators of Hail Damage
Some inexperienced homeowners may worry that their roofs have been damaged by hail due to some signs that they observe after a hailstorm. However, an inspection of that roof can often reveal that it didn't suffer the storm damage that the homeowner feared. This article discusses some of those things that may mislead you into concluding that your roof was damaged by hail: Gutter Dents Some homeowners can conclude that the roof shingles must have sustained hail damage if those homeowners observe some hail damage to other components of the building, such as the vents, gutters, siding and air conditioning units. [Read More]