The buildings at Hometown look great on the outside, but that’s just the beginning of the story. Open up one of our sheds, and you’ll find evidence of quality construction that you don’t find many of our competitor’s buildings. One example of that is engineered trusses.
What’s a Truss? The trusses are the beams that hold up the roof. A well built structure will have a a tie beam that is a part of the truss. A metal joining plate that will fasten this tie in to the walls, giving it stability, and keeping the weight of the roof from pushing the walls apart over time and during snowy weather. To meet building code, a building must have both tie in and joining plates.
What’s the Risk? Not every company can boast that all of its wooden and steel sheds have both tie beams and metal joining plates. Sometimes, you’ll find that scrap wood is used – and sometimes there is neither a tie in or joining plate, especially if someone builds their own building. But there’s a reason that building codes require these elements; without them, buildings are at risk of literally falling apart.
Here’s the Big Deal! Take a look at the trusses in the images – or better yet – come in and see our engineered trusses in person. Let us show you why they’re a big deal, and then let us help you find a great deal on your new backyard shed!