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Old 12-04-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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Radius curve trusses?


So if I walk into my local building supply store and say "I need some radius curve attic space trusses", are they going to look at me like I'm a nut? And no, they don't know the real me yet.

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I have never heard of a radius curve attic truss. Do you have an existing roof, e.g. stick framed common roof rafters with or without ceiling joists, and you are looking to finish the interior as a "barrel" ceiling? If you wish tell me what you are trying to accomplish and if I can I'll offer an opinion.

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I'm building a house that has ICF walls, the main living space will have a monolithic dome roof (steel reinforced concrete), the attached garage will have a conventional roof on it. So far I just have the walls up, I was thinking a radius curve roof on the attached garage might go a little better with the MD roof. maybe
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It sounds like a very interesting project. I am sure that if you explain what you are trying to accomplish the supplier will understand what you are trying to accomplish. You might want to look at a Bowstring Truss and a Barrel Vault Truss. If you are looking for attic storage in the trusses be sure to speak to the supplier about that. Also, if you are going for storage then be sure the access will not compromise any required fire separation. Good luck.
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