How to Get the Most Important Part of Your House Right
Roof trusses are an often overlooked aspect of roof design. This is unfortunate because they have a major impact on the structural integrity of your home, and can even affect its value.
The importance of including professionals at every stage cannot be overstated. You also want to ensure that any new construction or repairs done by your contractor conforms with local building codes, which vary depending on where you live. If there is no permit filed for work completed then it has not been inspected and it may not comply with building codes.
Failure to consult a professional can result in structural damage due to faulty installation, which could lead to costly repairs or even the collapse of your roof. The need for expensive retrofitting if you plan on selling your home at some point – more than half of all homes require such work when they get sold, so delaying this until you sell will likely be an added expense that would have been avoided had the trusses been installed correctly from the start.
Roof Trusses are vital for ensuring stability during windstorms as well as hurricanes, heavy snowfall events etc… But without professionals involved who carry proper licensing there is no that these standard safety measures have actually been taken.
Not to forget, that in some states, even when a contractor does have the proper license and insurance coverage they may not be allowed to work on your roof if you did not hire them directly.
This is because anyone who wants to install trusses must first receive an endorsement from a licensed architect or engineer before applying for any necessary licenses with their state government. This endorser will determine whether it’s safe for that person to do such work based on his/her experience and qualifications.