Statistics On Truss Repairs


How often are trusses repaired?


Trusses have been used successfully in construction since the early 1950s and are seldom in need of repairs. The following statistics were provided by a SBCA member: For all trusses shipped, the maximum repair rate is 0.32%. Of those repairs, 60% are for breakage by the framer while handling and installing the trusses, and another 25% are for intentional (and unapproved!) alterations to webs and chords to accommodate things like plumbing and HVAC equipment.

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