The precision of a spider’s web is a true work of art and the exactness of open web trusses are an architect, engineer and contractor’s dream come true. Truss systems require pre-planning and take months to design and construct. Built within a controlled environment, these systems are unaffected by the elements and are therefore perfect in form. The layouts, profiles and precision cuts are exact, minimizing waste. No more counting joists to ensure quantities ordered have been delivered. Engineered trusses arrive with a level of precision and quality that cannot be predetermined with conventional lumber. The contractor is assured of production costs, quality and delivery - eliminating potential surprises and delays.
Traditional hand-cut (sawn lumber) assembled on site have many unknown variables. The trade-offs can be argued both ways by tradesmen, but it’s my opinion the main benefit of trusses is simple, better quality control standards. Additional costs associated with the design and purchase of truss systems is offset by the resulting reduction of labor costs.