Comparing Trusses To Stick Framing For Commercial Roofing

If you are a manager of a company that is trying to decide how you want the new office for your building to look, you are likely make a great deal of decisions. This can be stressful for you. One decision that you might have to make is whether you are going to go with trusses for your roof, rather than the traditional stick framing. Here are some questions you should ask yourself for deciding between trusses and stick framing so that you find the option that bests fits your situation.

1. Does the building need to be finished quickly and if so, what is the weather like?

If your building needs to be done in a short period of time and cannot suffer any delays, you will need to consider your choice between trusses and stick framing very carefully in terms of the weather. For example, during heavy rain or snow, most construction crews will not work in order to protect their employees.

Stick framing needs to be done entirely on site, whereas trusses can be built offsite and then brought to the site. This means that if you choose to go with stick framing and you live in an area that has inclement weather frequently, you are more likely to suffer delays. Choose trusses if you live in an area with frequently inclement weather and you need your building to be done with as few delays as possible. Choose stick framing if you need your building to be done quickly and you live in an area with stable weather.

2. Do you think you're going to need to change the underlying structure of the building?

If you think that you're going to need to change your building after it has been built to accommodate more employees or equipment, go with stick framing because it's way easier to extend that roof to accommodate the new additions. If you think that your building is going to be stable and not need to be changed, then go with trusses.

3. Do you need to not have as many support beams?

If, for whatever reason, you cannot have as many support beams or columns, then you will absolutely want to go with trusses because they are able to span longer distances without requiring support beams. You can have more open interior designs with this type of flexibility. 

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in commercial roofing, like Berwald  Roofing Inc. They will be able to help you find the best roof for your solution.