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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Common types of roof truss - wood or steel truss

what we call a truss is a structural composed of slender members joined at there end points making a frame sort a thing, in construction industry its widely used either with wood struts, metal bars, angles or channels. these thing are joined with bolts, nail, or welding depending on the material used.

Truss used to support roof depends on the span, slop, and the roof materials. below are the common types used:

1. scissors
2. Howe
3. Pratt
4. Fan
5. Fink
6. Cambered fink
7. warren
8. Sawtooth
9. Bowstring
10. Three-Hinged arch

1. Scissors

2. Howe

3. Pratt



4. Fan


5. Fink


6. Cambered fink



7. warren
warren truss used in bridges




8. Sawtooth
sawtooth is very famous used in factory roofs


9. Bowstring


bowstring roof


10. Three-Hinged arch




below is a list of truss used in construction industry depending on design and use.

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