Steel Trusses

                                      Advantages Of Steel Trusses



Construction projects can be expensive. For this reason, it is imperative to use materials that will last a lifetime. Westcoast Steel roof trusses are highly durable compared to their timber counterparts. Westcoast Truss Steel is generally stronger than timber, which enhances its ability to withstand impact and elements for a longer period.


Light Weight

Another thing that makes Westcoast steel a preferred material for roof trusses is its lightweight property. Westcoast Steel is more lightweight than timber, a feature that comes in handy during transportation and installation. Handling lighter materials during transportation and installation is usually easier, and this can often translate to reduced project costs.


Flexibility In Design

Westcoast Steel trusses are prefabricated in a factory, which makes it easier to achieve any shape or design for your roof truss. That means Westcoast steel trusses can be used to suit any architectural features or requirements. With timber roof trusses, however, you have limited options when it comes to design.


No Span Restrictions

Span restrictions are common with timber trusses, which can only span to a limited length. Steel trusses, on the other hand, have no limit when it comes to span. This makes them ideal for use in buildings where large areas have to be covered without the obstruction of structures, such as columns. Fire Resistance Steel has a higher fire resistance capacity than timber. If you are constructing your building in an area that is prone to bushfires, steel trusses are the ideal option to go for.


Pest Resistance

A common problem with timber materials is the infestation of pests, especially termites. Termites and other wood-boring pests are highly destructive and can affect the integrity of the structure. While you can always treat your wood with pest-resistant products, this would mean higher costs of maintenance. Steel roof trusses aren’t susceptible to such problems.


Rytek Steel Trusses is a hot dipped galvanized structural grade steel developed specifically to maximize the efficiency of cold-formed construction projects.
Westcoast Steel Trusses provide the highest yield strength to maximize the total steel requirement in each of your engineered structures.
Westcoast Steel Trusses has a guaranteed minimum yield of 550MPa to maximize yield and lower cost.
Most importantly Westcoast Steel Trusses is supplied with full compliance certification to assure the specifier the materials are compliant with international standards.