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Tips For Properly Setting Roof Trusses

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When it comes to framing a building, properly setting the roof trussing is of utmost importance. Failure to set the roof trusses the right way can lead to problems during construction, as well as structural issues with the building in the future. Luckily, most construction companies work hard to ensure that every roof truss is set according to exacting standards. This ensures that there are no delays or issues that need to be rectified before the next phase of construction can move forward. If you own a construction company, use the following tips to help ensure that every roof truss is in good condition and set properly when framing a building:

Always Keep Roof Trusses on Level Ground

In many cases, the trusses for a building will arrive at the construction site before they are ready to be set. When this happens, it is very important to store them carefully until they are ready to be used. Always pay very close attention to the ground where the trusses will be stored. It is essential to make sure that they are placed on very level ground. If they are left on uneven ground there is the risk that the wood can bow, which can make properly setting the trusses difficult or even impossible. 

Work with the Right Roof Truss Setting Services

Setting roof trusses is only a small part of constructing a building, so many construction companies do not find it financially feasible to purchase the equipment needed for this process. Typically, it makes much more sense to work with a roof truss setting service that rents out boom trucks that are used on the days that the trusses are being set. Take your time selecting a roof truss setting service to work with on your construction projects. Look for a company that keeps their trucks properly maintained and in excellent condition and also carries the necessary insurance. 

Always Pay Extremely Close Attention to the Bracing Diagram

When you order roof trusses for a building that is in the process of being framed, they will come with a bracing diagram. This diagram is not a set of recommendations -- they are important instructions that need to be followed in order to ensure that the roof will be structurally sound when construction is complete. Always have the bracing diagram onsite during the framing process, and make sure that the employees who are setting the trusses follow each step of the instructions.