ROOF TRUSSES - Designed and engineered; save up to 25% in labor time and cost.
FLOOR TRUSSES - Are perfect for new construction or addition. Floor trusses are recommended to create squeak-free, multi-level structures. The open web confirguration leave plenty of room for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC while hiding ducts. Floor trusses are engineered to clear-span longer distances than standard flooring systems which reduces the need for intermediate bearing walls, beams, columns or footings. While floor trusses may cost more per lineal foot, overall you save money due to reduced installation time and wasted material.
For example, a 2600 square foot home:
stick framing - 38 hours to frame using 4256 board foot of lumber
floor trusses - 12 hours to install using 3147 board foot of lumber
Therefore, floor trusses saved approximately 26 hours of labor and 1109 board foot of lumber.