Common Types of Trusses

A truss is a structure that takes advantage of the inherent geometric stability of the triangle to evenly distribute weight and to handle changing tension and compression.

The important types of roof trusses are as follows:

  1. Simple fink truss
  2. King post truss
  3. Queen post truss
  4. Howe truss
  5. Fan fink truss
  6. French truss
  7. Quadrangular truss
  8. Curved truss
  9. North light truss
  10. Pratt truss


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