Raise the Roof

Movin' On Up: Like most measures to boost a home's energy efficency, raised-heel trusses are one component in an integrated roof/attic system that provides higher levels of insulation, ensures proper air flow, and delivers superior structural integrity.

Ties That Bind: A hurricane tie (above) and truss-bearing enhancer (next image) are often mandated by the latest codes to ensure structural stability in high winds and seismic events that may otherwise discount the insulating value of using raised-heel trusses.

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