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What Goes Up Must Come Down…Right? A Truss Uplift Discussion

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Trusses make use of the most efficient geometric shape — the triangle. Manufactured wood trusses are prefabricated assemblies that utilize lots of connected triangles. The typical roof truss features top chords (rafters) and bottom chords (ceiling joists). Web members between the top and bottom chords channel loads to the chords. The chords and members of the trusses are connected by …