If you’re seeking a qualified truss company to design and build your new roof trusses on Vancouver Island, look no further than the team at Island Truss (1983) Ltd. Learn more about the quality products we supply. If you have any questions about the scope of our services, please get in touch with us!
Roof trusses come in as many configurations as there are roof styles from simple spans and room-in-attic designs to cathedral and dual roof designs. Island Truss designs and manufactures roof trusses at our manufacturing plant in Courtenay, using lumber that is stored in a climate controlled area to minimize moisture exposure and shrinkage. Each component of every truss is precisely measured and carefully cut and assembled according to the designer’s exact specifications. Whether your project requires a common truss design or a custom truss design, Island Truss can supply them.
The trusses are joined with zinc-coated gang nails that will resist corrosion over time. These nail-on plates are hydraulically pressed into the wood on both sides of each join ensuring structural integrity of each truss for years to come. Once assembled, the trusses are visually inspected to ensure quality.
Island Truss also manufacturers floor trusses, which can be designed to be either top or bottom chord bearing and are now built on edge (1.5″ wide). Although many builders use I-Joists, the use of floor trusses is still sometimes preferred by traditional builders. Choosing to use floor trusses can allow for increased spans between bearing walls and facilitate options such as rooms over garages where erecting support beams would limit the functionality of the space.
Our roof truss manufacturing plant is located on Hwy 19A, just north of Courtenay, and we transport trusses to building sites on mid and north Vancouver Island, as well as surrounding Gulf Islands.
Contact us to schedule a consultation appointment. If you would like to know more about the various truss types available, please view the following PDF.
LVL beams (Laminated Veneer Lumber) are a composite building material constructed from thin layers of wood, glued together with a strong adhesive. The direction of the wood grain is alternated layer by layer, allowing LVL beams to offer greater uniform strength and thereby reducing the number of required support posts and accommodating wider rooms and more spacious open floor plans. LVL beams deliver high-quality results with low maintenance convenience and can be used for interior applications wherever traditional beams are conventionally used.
Island Truss carries 2.0E LVL beams in 60’ lengths which can be cut to specified lengths and delivered directly to your building site. All of our LVL products are stored indoors to provide optimum quality.
Sizes available are:
1 ¾” X 9 ½”
1 ¾” X 11 7/8″
1 ¾” X 14″
1 ¾” X 16″
1 ¾” X 18 ¾”
1 ¾” X 20″ (Customer Order)
1 ¾” X 24″ (Customer Order)
Here are some links to learn more about our engineered wood products:
LP Building Products – Material Sizes
LP Building Products – Material Specifications
LP Building Products – Installation Guide
Island Truss can deliver LVL beams to building sites on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. Contact us for more information.
I-joists provide an option for builders that can save time and money. These prefabricated products are specially designed to provide a strong flat surface for flooring. Many builders prefer them to traditional floor trusses because they are engineered for strength and stability and do not warp, twist, crown, cup, check or split.
An I-Joist floor system uses longer lengths and fewer pieces than conventional framing, reducing wastage while saving on labour and materials. With little or no shrinkage, I-joists provide greater soundness and quieter floors. Call Island Truss for a quote on your building project. We deliver I-joists to building sites on mid and north Vancouver Island, as well as surrounding Gulf Islands.
We carry LP Building Products I-joists.