What is a Truss Tail?

Styles of Truss Tails Some truss tails are designed to prevent the ends of the truss from looking bulky or unfinished. These are angled to fill the space beneath the eave without prominently standing out. Some truss tails extend out past the end of the roof and feature curves and rounded edges which give them a beautiful finish. These types of design elements can add additional value to your home by boosting curb appeal and making your home stand out from the neighbors.

Buying Truss Tails

Once you’ve decided to purchase truss tails to dress up your home, you will need to measure the length of your roof line and determine how many truss points you will be covering. Decide how far you want your truss tails to extend past the end of your roof or if you want them to lay flush with the edge of your roof. Truss tails come in a variety of pre-cut sizes, so it’s assured that you can find the length and width you need, and easily order the correct quantity to go around your entire home. Volterra offers faux wood truss tails made of high density polyurethane foam, in Doug Fir texture with 5 stain options or primed and ready for you to paint or stain. If you’re looking for a way to give your home a new look, consider how truss tails can help. There are many different styles and sizes available that can drastically update the look of your home. Volterra Architectural Products has a full collection of pre-cut Doug Fir truss tails to choose from. Visit our online catalogue today or call and speak with one of our representatives about your design options.]]>

Exposed Truss Tails Home Design Ideas

Truss tails, sometimes referred to as rafter tails, are the lower end portions of the rafter that project beyond the exterior wall of a building, up near the roof. In standard, contemporary home building, soffits are constructed along the belly of the eaves, after the overhang is finished, to cover up the wood truss tails, however, in older construction of homes, soffits were sometimes omitted, leaving the underside of the eaves and the truss tails exposed. Today, for a more rustic look, this mode; having the rafter tails left visible, is often used for a decorative effect. To take it a step further, since open rafter tails can add visual interest and romance to a home, wood or faux wood truss tails are often added purely for aesthetics, even when they aren’t actually part of a home’s architectural structure. Volterra’s faux wood truss tails, are decorative end cuts that can be used to dress up the ends of home roof rafters, beams, trellises and pergolas. Our truss tails offer the same visual characteristics of real wood and are free from the potential damages that wood usually endures like: rotting, warping, cracking and twisting. In more than 20 different styles – shapes, curves, angles, lengths and widths, Volterra truss tails can dramatically change the profile of any home or structure adding visual interest and enhancing curb appeal.]]>

Faux Wood Truss Tails