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.
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.]]>