Are steel roof trusses more expensive than wooden roof trusses?

Steel roof trusses may be considered in certain building projects. To use them in a basic building such as a home or garage is a bit of overkill.

  • The cost of steel continues to rise so they are far more expensive than wooden roof trusses.
  • Steel roof trusses can also be more expensive to install since you will need a crane or other lifting device to move them. You may also need a welder to secure them in place in certain parts of the truss.
  • Most steel roof trusses are built to order or built on the construction site, which also makes them very expensive.