DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Building & Construction (http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/)
-   -   Pre-Manufactured Trusses or not? (http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/pre-manufactured-trusses-not-35214/)

my5sons 01-05-2009 11:11 PM

Pre-Manufactured Trusses or not?
 
I am doing a 32x8 porch addition to the front of my home. I need to build trusses to span 32 feet and am trying to decide between scissor trusses or vaulted trusses.

#1 - is it possible to span 32 feet with scissor trusses or vaulted trusses? I live in Greenville, SC, no reason for snow loads, but ice storms are a factor.
#2 - I keep hearing that pre-man'd trusses are cheaper to purchase than building on-site.

Suggestions or "gotcha" items that I may not be thinking about?

Termite 01-06-2009 12:17 AM

Trusses are a great option when supporting a conventionally framed roof might present challenges. Trusses aren't going to save you big bucks over conventional framing (or materials) but they're a great time saver and the quality control is great. Long spans can be achieved.

Contact a truss manufacturer in your area directly. Don't go through a box store or a lumber yard if you can avoid it. Usually the manufacturer will deal directly with you.

Maintenance 6 01-06-2009 12:09 PM

Another plus is that the truss manufacturer will do all of your load calculations for you and provide the documentation required for the building inspector.

vsheetz 01-06-2009 11:22 PM

Price out the trusses from a couple truss manufacturers - I think you will like the price. The quality, labor, and time savings are reason alone to go with trusses.

my5sons 08-03-2009 06:48 PM

Thanks for everyone's help, I actually got the trusses through starktruss in Greenville, SC. The quotes were
  • Standard at 24" on center $418.00 plus tax
  • Standard at 16" on center $433.00 plus tax
  • Scissor at 24" on center $522.00 plus tax
  • Scissor at 16" on center $462.00 plus tax

Termite 08-03-2009 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by my5sons (Post 310156)
Thanks for everyone's help, I actually got the trusses through starktruss in Greenville, SC. The quotes were
  • Standard at 24" on center $418.00 plus tax
  • Standard at 16" on center $433.00 plus tax
  • Scissor at 24" on center $522.00 plus tax
  • Scissor at 16" on center $462.00 plus tax

Thanks for following up! Looks like it was a great way to go for your project, and reasonably priced too.

gbonin 04-13-2012 10:17 AM

The prices you got was that for each or all to do the porch.

AtlanticWBConst. 04-13-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gbonin (Post 898064)
The prices you got was that for each or all to do the porch.

The poster that you are asking, has not been back on this site in 2 years.

Also, the pricing that they listed is 2.5 years old.

Just thought I'd mention this all to you.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved