How Much Do Roof Trusses Cost?

Roof trusses can be made of timber or steel and are formed together to support the weight of the roof.

The most common and oldest type of truss is the king post truss, which is in the shape of a triangle.  The horizontal piece along the bottom is known as the tie beam, and the vertical piece through the middle is known as the king post. The sides are called the rafters, and the middle pieces are referred to as the struts.

There are also other types of roof trusses that can create different shaped roofs.  Some of these may include the queen post, arch-braced, hammerbeam, and scissor styles.

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How much do roof trusses cost?

Type of TrussAverage Cost
26-foot span with a 4/12 roof pitch$3 to $4 per foot
30-foot span with a 4/12 roof pitch$3.25 to $4.25 per foot
Standard gable end truss$3.75 to $5 per foot
Drop top gable truss$3.75 to $5 per foot
Scissor truss$4 to $5.25 per foot

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