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Attic Truss – Deco Truss® Miami – KeyLargo – Export

Need more space, but cannot afford it or do not want to build a larger house? Here’s an idea When designing a New House or Addition you can use the attic space with-in the trusses to create extra space, which can be used for a loft, bedroom, study or just extra closet space. This is… more »

Glulam Beams

Glulam Beams (Treated or Un-Treated) afp-brochure Need to span a large area with a BIG Timber.  Try a Glulam Timber.  We have ordered them as long as 54’.   Glulam Timbers offers You A High Strength Timber, Engineered to Span Longer Distance than Conventional Lumber at a Value. One of the Most Trusted Name out there… more »

Local Lumber Yards versus Box Stores

When buying for your new home or remodel project, don’t get caught up in the whole “BOX STORE” marketing campaign.  Your Local Lumber Yard will be less expensive 99% of the time and the service will be superior.  Yes Box Stores will put out specials to get you in the door and sell a product… more »

Wood Truss versus Metal Trusses

Metal Trusses (Light Gauge Steel Trusses) have become more popular in that last few years.  However what many do not understand is that Metal Trusses cost 5X (YES 5 Times) as much as standard Pre-Fabricated Wood Trusses, and that’s just for the trusses.  Installation will also cost you more, due to everything having to be… more »

How To Find – Miami-Dade Approved – Doors, Windows, Trusses etc…

What to know if a Product or a Company is Miami-Dade Approved? The easy and sure way is to do a search on The Miami-Dade County Code Compliance Web Site Here you can locate items by: Approval # Applicant “Company Name/Product Name” Category Sub-Catergory Material Impact Rating Check Out Deco Truss® Company Inc’s Miami- Dade… more »

Installing Trusses – Florida Building Code – Miami Dade

Per Florida Building Code 2319.17.2.4 Truss erection. 2319.17.2.4.1 All trusses shall be erected in accordance with TPI/WTCA BCSI 1 in addition to any requirements indicated on the approved permit document. 2319.17.2.4.2 For trusses having an overall length of the bottom chord in excess of 35 feet (10.7 m) or 6 feet (1829 mm) overall height… more »

Fabrication Rules for Wood Trusses – Per Florida Building Code – Miami Dade County

Per Florida Building Code 2319.17.2.3 Fabrication. 2319.17.2.3.1 Manufacturers of prefabricated wood truss assemblies shall obtain a valid certificate of competency from the authority having jurisdiction. 2319.17.2.3.2 Each truss shall bear the fabricators stamp on a web member and 75 percent shall be placed so as to be clearly visible after erection and before placement of… more »

Design Rules for Wood Trusses – Per Florida Building Code – Miami Dade County

Per Florida Building Code 2319.17.2.1 Design. 2319.17.2.1.1 Prefabricated wood trusses shall be designed by a registered professional engineer (delegated engineer) and fabricated in accordance with the National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction of the Truss Plate Institute (TPI). The truss system designer (delegated engineer) shall prepare the truss system shop drawings.… more »

A Warning to Architects & Engineers

Recently we have started to see a very unfortunate trend in the Wood Truss Industry, which by all means is unprofessional. As a Wood Truss Manufacture it is our business to know what works and what does not, simple as that.  Unfortunately, many truss companies out there are looking for any means to “Low Ball”… more »

Wood Trusses – You Get What You Pay For

Bad Truss Pics From Job Site Visit 02.02.2012 I was recently asked by a client to go take a look at a job he was doing, which we did not manufacture the trusses for. Unfortunately the homeowner did not shop around and visit the truss plant to make sure what he was getting for his… more »