Truss Designs for Garages & Pole Barns
Regular (Common) Truss - The most affordable and widely used truss design in residential and pole building industry.
Scissor Truss - Due to sloped bottom chord, this truss provides more headroom on first level. Provides cathedral ceiling.
Cambered Truss - Provides extra first level headroom and flat ceiling in mid-section.
Dual Pitch Truss - Top chords are built with two different roof slopes, with a front slope usually steeper than back slope.
Monopitch Truss - May be used to build overhangs, single sloped roofs or longer-span Common truss with center support.
Gambrel Truss - Used mainly for its style to resemble a "barn look". May also be built with storage attic.
Cathedral Truss - Also know as Vault truss is used to provide a Vaulted ceiling.
Studio Truss (Studio Vault) - Used to provide an extra headroom or a Vaulted ceiling in certain application.
Polynesian Truss - Has a dual pitch top chord where the slope significantly increases from the heel to the peak.
Inverted Truss - Requires two bearing supports and is often used to build a Double Inverted Truss with Vaulted ceiling.
Flat Truss - Has two parallel chords and is used to build a floor or a roof.
Bowstring Truss - Is used where curved roof surface is required and is built with short top chord segments.
Attic Truss - Is used to provide storage space up in the attic. Bottom chord of the room floor is built with heavier timber and is designed as a floor joist to carry required live loads.