What are the pros and cons of timber roof trusses?

Timber roof trusses have long been the standard in building. The availability of wood materials and the cost is a factor in most uses of this type of truss.

  • Timber roof trusses are very durable and can be treated against rot and termite damage. They aren't as durable as steel but are much more readily available.
  • Timber roof trusses can be obtained ready built to save cost on a construction project.
  • Custom made roof trusses are still less expensive to use than steel trusses.
  • The biggest draw back to wood trusses is the durability factor in high winds and heavy loads compared to steel.