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Metal-Plated Roof Trusses

The name Rigidply Rafters, Inc. stands for Quality, Service, and Integrity. When you order truss from Rigidply Rafters, Inc., you will be getting the best quality and most consistent product available. Rigidply has been manufacturing metal-plated roof and floor trusses since 1963, and has provided its industry leading crane service since 1964.


All truss design is completed by our in-house design department that is supervised by a Registered Professional Engineer. We use MITEK's latest version design software for all of our truss designs. Your truss design is sealed by a MITEK Professional Engineer for the specific state where you are building.


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Things to Specify

  • SPAN - The length of the bottom chord.
  • OVERHANG LENGTH - The horizontal
    distance from the end of the bottom chord to the bottom edge of the top chord.
  • HOW MANY - Trusses you need can easily be determined as they are usually spaced 24" or 48" on center (O.C.).
  • DESIGN LOAD- Top Chord Live and Dead Loads, Bottom Chord Live and Dead Loads, Wind Loads, and any other loads the truss may experience.
  • THE END CUT OF TRUSS - Specify plumb cut, square cut or custom specifications. (See drawings above for reference).
  • HEEL HEIGHT. Vertical distance from bottom of bottom chord to top of top chord located at end of bottom chord.
  • GABLE ENDS - Structural or non-structural, girts or nailers, plywood or OSB sheathing, window openings. Dropped top chord.
  • ROOF SLOPE -The vertical rise in inches per 12 inch horizontal run.
  • BEARING WIDTH - Specify the requirements for the truss bearing.
  • TYPE OF TRUSS - Specify the type of truss required: scissor, attic, parallel chords, floor, etc.
  • SPECIAL TRUSSES. Specify all dimensions, cantilever conditions, heel height requirements, etc,
  • OVERALL HEIGHT - Total vertical distance from highest point of top chord (usually the peak) to the bottom edge of the lowest bottom chord. (does not include overhang).


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