Roof Truss

     One of the major advantages of having a security license is being able to work at construction sites as a handyman if needed. This includes but not limited to setting up scaffolds for roofers, assisting cranes to lift trusses and checking delivery papers and roof truss condition as they come pre-assembled from the factory. One might ask why a security guard might be hired rather than a handyman? The answer is the roof truss alone in most major construction projects are worth well over a million dollars as well as the rental equipment used in construction like forklift, cranes, bulldozer, snow removal, trucks can be an added liability if moved or stolen from the construction sites. Besides, worksite safety is also important.

Following are the steps leading up to roof truss placement for most major residential or commercial construction projects.

  1. Measurements are taken by engineers for roof truss – rafter length and the angle at the construction site.
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2. Roof truss come preassembled from Factory/warehouse (eg. Sarnia)

3. A Crane used to lift the truss is set in position.

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4.  Chains are used to hook trusses to the crane.

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5. The Crane then lifts up the roof truss at an appropriate angle as required for the placement.

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6. Roof Trusses are finally nailed in and secured.

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