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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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How Better Roofing Techniques Can Accelerate Your Housing Build

Ethan Burton

Much has changed over the years when it comes to home construction technology. However, age-old and well-worn techniques are still in evidence, and one way or the other, the process can often be drawn out. If you're looking to get your new home built as soon as possible, you will be trying to streamline the procedure if you can. Consequently, why not look at a different approach to roofing technique and choose trusses instead? What are the advantages of roof trusses?

The Traditional Approach

In the "old days," stick frame roofing was the only game in town. The roof would have to be built on-site using materials that would often need to be modified as the job went along. Several carpenters and roofers would need to be engaged to work on individual parts of the job and to piece together rafters, ceiling joists and ridge boards to best effect. Many of these components would have to be cut to size as the job moved ahead, and delays would inevitably occur.

Off-Site Advantages

You may be able to take advantage of a roof truss instead, however. If so, this can be fabricated off-site and transferred to your place when it is needed. Your architects and designers will send the relevant information to the factory and will be able to update the technicians in real time, should any adjustments be necessary.

Under Cover

If you live in a part of the country that is prone to inclement weather or you may be approaching the rainy season, you will want to think long and hard about this particular approach. You may run into considerable delays if any weather gets in the way and your roofers are not able to meet the schedule. If you choose a truss, on the other hand, it will be built under cover and will only be delivered to your worksite at the last moment. As such, you can avoid too much exposure which could lead to distortion, and you may be able to keep to your original schedule, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.


Truss manufacturers can take advantage of the economies of scale, and this should benefit you as well. You won't need as many specialised contractors on-site, and this should help you with your construction budget as well as your timeline.

Better Approach

Talk with your contractors before you sign off on your plans and see if you can get a roof truss installed instead. Reach out to a company such as Prefab Technology Pty Ltd to learn more.