7 Reasons to Adopt Light Steel Trusses for Your Roof

Here are the reasons you should strongly consider Light Steel Trusses for your roof

Overall, light steel framing delivers a number of excellent benefits for construction projects of all types. Since roofing is an important milestone in construction, selecting the light steel frame system for its application is even more ideal. In addition to their superior quality, light steel trusses provide several advantages such as cost-effectiveness and rapid installation, which are critical decision factors for both homeowners and construction professionals. When looked at as a whole, light steel trusses are a more affordable building option taking into consideration the immediate savings and the lifetime savings as a result of their durability and longevity. Let’s dig deeper into the benefits they can provide you in your current or next construction:

1. Rapid Installation

Using light steel trusses allows for considerable time savings. The pre-engineered steel components and the light-weight structure make it easier to assemble and erect the trusses once they arrive on site. Construction can be sped up significantly and even larger roof structures can be completed much more quickly compared to traditional alternatives. Technicians no longer need to measure and cut any of the steel components on site because of the prefabrication of the trusses at the factory. They are equipped with detailed assembly and erection plans that give them specific instructions allowing for further efficiency and time gains.

2. Highly Durable

The great news is that durability is another excellent benefit of light steel trusses which can last a lifetime. They usually come with a strong galvanized coating, which makes it one of the most durable options available on the market. The durability of light steel trusses means that your roof structure will require very little maintenance, which further reduces costs for building owners.

3. Great Value for Money

Finding ways to cut costs without compromising on quality is crucial in the construction process. Cost-effective solutions need to provide good quality even as they help to save money. Light steel trusses achieve great value for money by offering an affordable material with durability, resistance, and aesthetic properties. The decreased construction time, the reduced labor & transport costs as well as the absence of wastage that come from the prefabrication are some of the aspects that allow builders to make considerable savings.

4. Accuracy

Unlike its alternative wooden trusses and conventional steel, light steel trusses are completely true to form. They are thoroughly designed during the detailing process and pre-fabricated in factories with stringent quality control. Therefore, the trusses that arrive at the job site are constructed exactly as designed and according to specifications, with minute variation – if any.

The connection details have been specifically studied and modeled, so that the entire process, from design to production and assembly, is extremely precise.

5. Eco-Friendliness

Light steel trusses are an eco-friendly option and buildings get extra points with reputable green building certification programs. One of the main reasons for this is that steel trusses are fabricated using up to 70% recycled content and are also 100% recyclable at the end of their lifespan. This, combined with the fact that they are incredibly durable and rarely need to be replaced, makes them a very eco-friendly building product.

6. Lightweight Structure

Light steel trusses are a lot lighter than wooden trusses and traditional steel structure. This means that they’re not only much easier but also more cost-effective to transport and erect. The labor costs are also greatly decreased as they are easier to carry and be installed, taking less time to do so compared to various other alternatives’. Their lightweight structure also means that less substructure is needed to support them, so you can gain additional savings on foundations.

7. Ultra-Resistant!

One of the major advantages of light steel trusses is their high strength-to-weight ratio. Hence, despite their lighter weight, they’re very strong and can withstand heavy wind and other loads.  In addition, Light Steel trusses are resistant to almost everything and can resist adverse conditions such as fire, earthquakes, fungus, mold growth and other pests. Their resistance further contributes to increased durability.

In conclusion, light steel trusses provide homeowners and project developers with an incredible alternative to traditional methods. At Mister Roof, we design, manufacture and install light steel trusses.


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