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Adding a Bathroom

Last year I discovered I would inherit my grandmother’s beautiful house. When I was a child, I made many fond memories in this cozy, rural home. When I learned the home would be mine, I immediately started planning future renovations. The first thing I decided to do was make the half bathroom a full one. At the time, the home only had one full bathroom. Do you and your family members argue over who gets to use the one bathroom in your house? Consider hiring a contractor to build an additional bathroom onto your home. An experienced contractor can help you determine if you need a three, four, or even five piece bathroom. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a contractor to build an addition onto your home.

Roof Trusses Keep Your Roof Strong

Your roof does more than just making sure that the rain stays off your head. It is an integral structural part of your house. It helps to tie your whole house together and to keep all the walls from twisting or turning. That keeps your house in plumb and perfectly straight. You need to have a strong roof to do that, and there are a lot of ways to get that. One of them is to get a roof that uses trusses. 

Trusses

Trusses are a structural element that is used in all kinds of settings to add strength and to avoid torquing or twisting. They are usually triangular and are often made up of more than one triangle. The more triangles in a truss, the sturdier it is going to be, especially when it is under force and pressure. Each of the cross members carries weight through a different path, spreading the weight of your roof out. The larger the truss, the more triangles because they offer that much more stability. You are going to get a lot of benefits from having a roof with trusses. 

Additional Weight

One benefit of having trusses used on your roof is that you can have additional weight added to your roof. That's because of the added strength that they give your roof. If you want to have a roofing material that is really heavy, like slate, then you might ask the builder to double up on trusses when they install them, using two trusses at each point instead of just one, just to get that additional robustness to handle the additional load of the heavy roofing material.  This can also work really well if you live somewhere that has a lot of snow since snow can get a lot heavier than most people expect it to.

Longer Lifespan

Trusses may also be able to help make sure that your roof lasts longer. Because they give that extra support and stability to your roof and help to keep your walls straight and plumb, the trusses can help to give your roof a longer lifespan because it won't twist on crooked walls or fall into gaps.

If you are building your new house, you want to make sure that your roof is as solid as possible. It has a lot of jobs to do, and you want to make sure that it can do those jobs for as long as possible. For more information, contact a contractor that can install truss roofs.