Before Placing Your Order

There are several things that we, as truss designers, need to know before we can design the trusses for your project. The amount of relevant details vary from project to project, so we’ve included a general list on minimum information required. When calling about your project we will need the following information:

  • All relevant details including building plans, specifications and loadings should be provided to us prior to ordering trusses. This will ensure the roof truss system is designed, manufactured and installed to suit specific job requirements.

When submitting a design for a particular project, the following minimum information should be provided:

  • Area Snow Load – this is the town, city or regional area where the project is constructed.
  • Building Classification – this is used to determine the type of building design loading factor used , i.e. Farm, Residential or Commercial.
  • Geographical Location – some areas are prone to special consideration.
  • Anything Special – or not standard application for the building. Trusses are designed for normal roof, ceiling and wind loads to suite specific jobs and conditions. Additional loading for any type of roof top units, water tanks, air conditioning, etc. require special consideration.

Trusses are generally designed to be supported on the outer wall with inner walls being non-load bearing. Where it is necessary to use internal walls for load bearing, these walls will clearly be shown on layouts.

Trusses are designed for specific loading, geometry and support conditions. Under no circumstances should truss members be cut, removed or trusses be modified in any way without prior approval from the truss fabricator.
Make sure all bracing is permanently fixed and all bolts and brackets are tightened prior to the loading of the roof.

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“I have been buying floor joists and roof trusses for houses, commercial and agricultural buildings from Prairie Truss since 2002. We have enjoyed a very good working relationship and their service and prices have always been good. The rapport is excellent.”

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George Stahl    Spring Water Colony   

“We buy trusses from Prairie Truss for our buildings and they are among our top two to three suppliers. They have a good quality product at a good price and are very fair in their dealings. If there are any issues, we can generally work them out.”

Ron Dyck    Penfor Construction   

"We built a house and most stuff was fine. We had some complications but these were rectified fairly quickly. All in all though we were very satisfied and the price was right. The house had very complicated roof and honestly didn't expect everything to go perfect. Solid 8 out of 10."

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