128,182 roof trusses Home Design Photos

Jeni Lee
My Houzz: Artist home and studio overlooking Kangaroo Island
Douglas fir roof trusses originally from a wool shed dictate the layout of the structure. The timber for the windows and doors are recycled, too.
Pitched roof windows
Flagstaff Truss idea
clear roofing sheets above door
Roof Truss...rustic truss
“Pitched roof windows” — Brian Galura
PAVONETTI Office of Design
Garden St. Residence
Thin tension cables take the place of traditional roof trusses.
tension cables take place of roof trusses
tension cables instead of trusses, high windows, light
Thin tension cables take the place of traditional roof trusses. “The concept is beautiful and elegant. Why not expose it?” he says.
Thin cable instead of roof trusses
“Windows” — elicia l
van Ellen + Sheryn Architects
Farmhouse, Dartmoor, Devon
with the vaulted ceiling and original roof trusses the main features. A chimney travels up through it, with a bespoke wardrobe built in alongside. The flooring is oak.
The master bedroom is a simple space, with the vaulted ceiling and original roof trusses as its main features. A chimney travels
Wood trusses
“Rough hewn exposed beams against white ceiling” — Ross McKay
Loudoun County Kitchen & Bath Designer
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Lovell Kitchen
This skylight is so cool! Are the beams trusses that were already ther
This skylight is so cool! Are the beams trusses that were already there, or were they added as decorative? Thank you!
The structure you see is part of the original truss system for the building. We cut a hole through the roof and ceiling and added the skylight without disturbing the trusses. Thanks!
like the kitchen. more interesting is the skylight through the trusses.
skylights with trusses left in place
This skylight is so cool! Are the beams trusses that were already there, or were they added as decorative? Thank you!
Local contractor Bill Dew worked within the home's existing roof to create a large skylight. The shape of the skylight mimics the island below and lets in plenty of light, but still leaves the original roof trusses in place. The block of open cabinetry next to the island also lets light in and separates
“Lights in skylight” — Emma
John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
7 Reviews
you might be asking, "are all trusses pitched?" Well, as this example attest, the answer is clearly "no." (To go into even more detail, technically all trusses are pitched at least a 1/4" per foot to allow for drainage on flat roofs.) Ironically these flat-roof trusses, gray with prominent grain, are
“my bedroom” — bigb6221
DD Ford Construction, Inc
12 Reviews
East Mountain
Yes, this would work well especially as if the last truss is a distance off the wall.
The trusse beams are about 8' apart.
A bit of interest in the roof. Not just plain white
Vaulted ceiling with trusses
Showing HVAC above trusses
White timber trusses
Huis Strijdom roof trusses
exposed roof trusses
simple trusses...Roof truss...White trusses
“ceiling” — threewhack
Frederick + Frederick Architects
6 Reviews
Crosby Residence
grey beams with orange wood roof
Roof trusses and structure. But in rough lumber.
types of trusses, let's define what exactly a truss does.First, a truss withstands gravity and holds up the roof. That may sound obvious, but it's the single most important criterion. The diagonal rafters of the truss do most of this gravity-defying work. But as gravity pushes down on the roof, the walls
Post TrussKing post trusses are just about the most common truss type. They're so named because there's one post, the king, in the center that keeps the bottom horizontal tie beam from sagging.Elements of a king post truss:Rafters: diagonal members that lie against and are parallel to the roofTie beam:
beam: at the bottom of the truss, spanning from wall to wall (or rafter to rafter)King post: connects the tie beam to the point where the two rafters meetStruts: diagonals that connect the tie beam to the raftersHow to use it: A king post truss is often used in vaulted spaces where the designer wants to
“Incredible outdoor kitchen design. Love the open design!” — Scotsman Ice Systems
Caddis Architecture
Fraser Net Zero Project
(photo is too dark). (The whole thing is a great looking approach to what would otherwise be ... a scissor truss?) Thx
Do you have any info on the scissor trusses? They are so beautiful!
The design of the roof truss using the cables
Whether the truss starts as a king post, queen post, scissor or hammerbeam, it can end up being some kind of hybrid. In fact, these days it's rare to see a truss design that's simply just one basic type. Again, the trick is understand what each truss component does and design accordingly. Metal rods
and king or queen posts. And why not pull the tie beam, or in this case the tie rod, higher to open up the space, not unlike the struts in a scissor truss?
“truss” — greg51105
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