& Roof Systems
By High Country Timberframe
Every Timber Frame Begins With An Idea
Whether you have a clear picture of what you'd like or are just starting to consider possibilities, we will help you bring your idea to life. We customize our approach to the individual needs of each client and the unique specifications of every timber frame project.
Timber Truss Styles
Our standard heavy timber roof trusses include the King Post, Hammerbeam, Scissor and Queen Post timber truss. However, we can design and fabricate custom trusses to fit your structural and aesthetic needs.
King Post Roof Trusses are the most cost effective truss, and they look great when curved braces and webs are used. The King Post Timber Truss handles long spans and heavy load conditions. This truss, used in conjunction with heavy timber attic or collar tie trusses, works well in a loft area, a great room or for an entryway. Modified King Post Trusses are are especially good for when more visual height is desired in the building plan.
Queen Post Roof Trusses are very similar in design to king post trusses except that the interior of the truss has two vertical "queen posts" instead of one central "king post" They look great and offer an open area in the middle of the truss.
The Hammer Beam Heavy Timber Truss is best for distributing the roof load. It includes posts which extend to the first floor system. A hammerbeam heavy timber truss is often used where wide, clear spans are required and where structural members would obstruct the view. Modified Hammer Beam Trusses have a great look with their open design and arched webs and braces.
High Country Timberframe will custom design wooden trusses for large or small projects. If you have the design, provide us with the specifications and we will custom manufacture to your needs. If you need design services, you can work with our design team to decide upon the best design based on structural and aesthetic needs as well as costs and time.
The scissor truss gets its name from being shaped like a pair of shears (scissors). A Scissor Truss can elevate part of the bottom of a truss structure as two inside beams rise to meet one another in the middle of the truss. This adds space for a peaked or "vaulted" interior ceiling. The Scissor Timber Truss really blends well with all styles western, contemporary, Old European and even a cottage style if the roof pitch is low.
Timber Trusses & Roof Systems
You Have Options
Timber Trusses & Roof Systems can be incorporated into any type construction including Stud-Wall, SIPS and our proprietary ShopBuilt Prefabricated Wall Systems.
We have built timber trusses for both residential and commercial projects from Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Oak and Cypress. Dependent upon the scope and structural requirements of the project we may recommend a specific species based upon engineering requirements.
If no special finish is specified, your heavy timber trusses and beams will be delivered "S4S", (smooth surfaces on all timber faces) which is the standard appearance for most timber trusses and beams. You have multiple finishing option including unfinished, hand hewn, planed, distressed, chamfered or rounded edges, and stained or oiled with your choice of color. We provide clients with samples to view prior to deciding how to finish their timbers.
Fabrication & Installation
Shop drawings are a crucial part of what we do. We begin each project with the creation of a detailed set of shop drawings. We take great care with the process. No cuts happen to timbers without full review of the shop drawings and final sign off from the customer . We pre-assemble each piece in the shop during the crafting and fabrication process to ensure a good fit on the jobsite. While some components will arrive to your jobsite assembled, many are too large and will be disassembled and bundled for shipping. They will arrive at you job site where you or your general contractor will perform the installation. All hardware necessary for installation is included. We also offer on-site timber frame assembly and installation services to expedite the raising of your timber frame components.
Every project is unique and scope and lead time is effected by work scope. Generally speaking, most projects carry an 8-10 week lead time from when we receive your contract and deposit payment. Some smaller projects can be done in 6-8 weeks and larger ones can take as long as 12-14 weeks. When you are ready to have us provide a quote contact us for more specific lead times. Sales Contracts are written for each project that describe the scope of work and contract price. The total contract price is generally split into three equal payments.
We can supply Structural T & Groove Decking - 1x, 2x, 3x or 4x in variety of wood species. SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) and other optional items. We are advocates for using Structural Insulated Panels as an integrated roof frame/insulation solution over our timber trusses.