The roof truss as a kit


Building is expensive. Experienced do-it-yourselfers are therefore always keen to carry out as much work as possible themselves. At the same time, more and more DIY enthusiasts are venturing up to the roof truss. Thus, the supply market for roof truss kits is growing. However, depending on your individual level of knowledge, you should consider some aspects when choosing the right truss.

The roof truss as a kit is more and more on the rise

Today, the handy handyman performs many works himself. It was actually only a matter of time until the erection and alignment of the roof truss reached the home improvement as a trend. Numerous roofing companies and carpenters have adapted to it and offer roof trusses as kits. These have both advantages and disadvantages that you should be aware of.

  • Design of "the pole" according to standard dimensions (inexpensive)
  • Design according to your own ideas (less inexpensive)

The structure of the roof truss kit

If you prefer a roof truss as a kit, that does not necessarily mean that you have to build it on your own. You can choose here again according to your level of knowledge.

  • Setup by specialist company with you as a henchman
  • Construction under the supervision of a Richtmeister
  • complete construction of the roof truss in own initiative

The construction of the roof truss with a specialist company

This is probably the easiest way in which your knowledge about roof trusses and wooden structures can be very limited. You can prepare the timbers and help craftspeople to save time and money. The responsibility for assembly errors then lies with the executing company.

The construction of the roof truss kit under the guidance of a directional master

In this case, you do not just need a whole range of specialized tools. You should also have enough manpower to help you with the assembly of heavy and large parts. The kit is then built strictly according to the specifications of the directional master. Depending on the contract, it is then also responsible for faulty assemblies if a corresponding acceptance clause has been agreed.

Build the roof truss kit on your own

That is probably the most demanding variant. Here really only experienced home improvement should assemble and assemble themselves. Errors can cost a lot of money, in the worst case, it can even lead to property and personal injury. So you should know exactly what you are doing.

When self-construction preferably already be at Dachstoffabbinden here

But there are ways to contain the dangers here too. There are carpentry companies that allow you to be involved in the important steps of creating a roof truss kit. One of these important steps is the setting of the roof truss.

The bonding of the roof truss

When setting the individual beam elements are simply torn and then tailored. This is done when setting a numbering of different rafters, purlins and support beams. Then the roof truss is provisionally erected in the Abbindhalle or on the Abbindplatz. If you are present here at the latest, this can be extremely helpful. In some cases, roof trusses are tied off directly at the construction site.

Just overestimate the roof truss never

However, it should be mentioned again that working on a roof truss requires a high level of knowledge. Under no circumstances should you tend to overestimate yourself. On the other hand, you can save a lot of money with a roof truss kit, depending on which system you choose.

Tips & Tricks

There are many manufacturers of roof truss kits that allow you to join in setting. If you really want to build your own roofing kit yourself, it is strongly advised to do so.

Of course, you will also find numerous articles in the house journal for setting up or [tying off the roof truss].


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