To many, how solar energy works seems like something out of a science fiction movie. But in reality we have been using solar energy since the dawn of time. Humanity has used it to make building materials, dry food and clothes, light our homes, cook food, purify water supplies, make fire and even to produce electricity. The process of turning solar power into usable electricity to power your home is an increasingly becoming more than just a novel idea. Energy prices are getting higher and people are looking for sustainable ways to cut on utility bills as well as save money.
A roof truss is made up of bottom chords, top chords, and inside webbing, and held together by metal connector plates. The shape of the truss will depend on your roof's structure. They are usually placed every 2'' off center in residential and commercial buildings with gable roofs, yet can be shaped to suit a variety of configurations. Make sure you are familiar with your roof's support requirements before attempting do it yourself roof trusses. If you are not, call a Roof 101 professional immediately for expert installation services.